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United States v. Bland

472 F.2d 1329 (1972)

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United States v. Bland

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

472 F.2d 1329 (1972)

Facts

Under 16 D.C. Code Section 2301 (3)(A), the term “child” does not include individuals 16 years and older who are charged by the United States with armed robbery. Bland (defendant) was arrested and indicted by the United States (plaintiff) for the armed robbery of a post office at age 16. After prosecutors charged him as an adult under Section 2301(3)(A), Bland moved to dismiss the indictment. Bland argued that charging him as an adult denied him procedural due process. The District Court for the District of Columbia found Section 2301(3)(A) violated procedural due process and dismissed the indictment. The United States appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Wilkey, J.)

Dissent (Skelly Wright, J.)

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