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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Fruits and Thorns

"[Juveniles] are not permitted to vote, to contract, to purchase alcoholic beverages or to marry without the consent of their parents. It seems inconsistent that one be denied the fruits of the tree of the law, yet subjected to all of its thorns."

Workman v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, (1968) 429 S.W.2d 374, 377.

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At 3:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know that I agree with the quote (understanding that it's not yours), but I do agree with what is described in the link. The prefrontal cortex, which is the analyzing and logical planning center of the brain, is not fully developed until about age 20. Kids do stupid things all the time because their brains aren't "done." It's a shame that there has been such an uninformed solution to what is partly a biological problem, not an amoral or antisocial one.


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