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Editorial, 8/5: Ruling gives justice to juvenile offenders

[journalstar.com]

The blindfold seen on statues of Lady Justice worldwide represents how the judicial system must not be affected by outside influences. All who enter a courtroom must, too, be treated fairly.

A Monday ruling by the 8th Circuit Court confirmed that justice must be blind to geographical boundaries and equitable to all juvenile Nebraskans, regardless of where they committed their offenses. By reaffirming that a teen should not be placed on the state’s sex offender registry because of a juvenile court ruling in his previous home state of Minnesota, the court ensured he received the same treatment as if he’d committed the act in Nebraska.

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  1. mike r

    once again those favorite words “punishment””””

  2. Joe

    Was that the 8th FEDERAL circuit? If so, this is very interesting as a lot of states have that “whichever is more onerous” rule for registrants from out of state. chip, chip, chip.

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