When the United States Supreme Court ruled that a twelve-year-old child facing charges of juvenile delinquency is constitutionally entitled to the protections of a reasonable doubt standard, the Court turned to the ABA Family Law Section’s Family Law Quarterly, holding that “. . . the reasonable-doubt standard is indispensable, for it ‘impresses on the trier of fact the necessity of reaching a subjective state of certitude of the facts in issue.’” In re Winship, 397 U.S. 358, 364 (1970) (quoting Dorsen & Rezneck, In Re Gault and the Future of Juvenile Law, 1 Family Law Quarterly 1, 26 (1967)).
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