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Duquesne Law Review

Authors

Ramona M. Arena

Abstract

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's voluntary admission and commitment procedures for mentally ill or retarded juveniles, which provide for determination by a neutral fact finder of the necessity for confinement and periodic review of the necessity for continued confinement by a similar procedure.

Secretary of Public Welfare v. Institutionalized Juveniles, 442 U.S. 640 (1979).

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