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Schall v. Martin

467 U.S. 253, 104 S. Ct. 2403, 81 L. Ed. 2d 207 (1984)

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Schall v. Martin

United States Supreme Court

467 U.S. 253, 104 S. Ct. 2403, 81 L. Ed. 2d 207 (1984)

Facts

Martin (plaintiff) was a named plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit suing state officials including Schall (defendant) and challenging the constitutionality of Section 320.5(3)(b) of the New York Family Court Act. Martin argued that Section 320.5(3)(b) violated the Fourteenth Amendment. The district court struck down Section 320.5(3)(b) for violating due process and ordered the release of all juveniles affected by the statute. The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed, holding that New York administered Section 320.5(3)(b) such that the pretrial detention amounted to a punishment imposed without sufficient proof of guilt. The state appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, J.)

Dissent (Marshall, J.)

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