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by Cruz Magana

I believe the law that tries juveniles as adults is unconstitutional because it is unfair and violates the 14th Amendment. It is unconstitutional for a state to have a law that treats a class of people differently from others. Juveniles, or minors, are a class of people; and since they are under the age of 18 and not adults, they are denied all rights of adults. Therefore, it is wrong and unfair to have a law that allows juveniles to be tried and punished as adults yet denies them the same rights as adults.

Lesleye Holliman, 17, learns she'll be tried as adult for killing 15yo 010707 by Gus Chan, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Lesleye Holliman, 17, learns she’ll be tried as an adult for being one of several family members older than Lesleye who killed a 15 year old. – Photo: Gus Chan, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Furthermore, under the 15th and 14th Amendments and supported by the 26th Amendment, this law is unconstitutional…

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