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In re Winship
United States Supreme Court
397 U.S. 358, 90 S.Ct. 1068, 25 L.Ed.2d 368 (1970)
Samuel Winship (defendant), a juvenile, was found guilty by a preponderance of the evidence in a juvenile-delinquency proceeding of committing acts that would have amounted to larceny if they had been committed by an adult. Winship was sentenced to be confined at a “training school” for 18 months. The appellate court and New York Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment, and Winship appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)
Concurrence (Harlan, J.)
Dissent (Black, J.)
Dissent (Burger, J.)
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