Whitney Putman

Jury of their peers

Law | Teen courts around the country handle misdemeanor trials of local teenagers-and their decisions are anything but moot
by Whitney Putman
Posted 2/18/06, 12:00 am

Sarah McGowan watches the bailiff on Judge Judy and every month looks forward to having the authority of a bailiff in her local Teen Court: "That's my favorite part: yelling at people." The not-so-favorite part: high heels. "My feet hurt," she complained to her mom at the end of a case.

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