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Illinois Supreme Court: Even juveniles deserve strong legal defense

Aug 31, 2012, Christopher Will, Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Lawyers are supposed to win cases for their clients. Lawyers in the juvenile justice system want what's best for troubled children. And when the two impulses are in conflict, the attorney should focus on presenting the best possible defense, a deeply divided Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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