The U.S. Supreme Court is debating whether juvenile offenders in [...]
What lawmakers want to do is not even extreme - it would simply require a heightened level of oversight. As it stands now, a prosecutor has the authority to decide whether a juvenile will be tried as an adult. They can rubber stamp the case without any review from a judge. This bill would change that. It would require a judge to sign off on whether the teen would be tried in juvenile or adult court.