This Comment discusses California's Three Strikes sentencing law as it applies to non-jury trial juvenile adjudications. It analyzes the due process and equal protection issues raised by Three Strikes' use of juvenile adjudications as strikes under California law. The author concludes that the classification of these adjudications as strikes will probably withstand a due process challenge. The author recognizes, however, that some equal protection claims may be meritorious. The author concludes by recommending several amendments to the Three Strikes provisions, which would eliminate equal protection challenges.
California's Three Strikes Law - Should a Juvenile Adjudication be a Ball or a Strike?,
San Diego L. Rev.
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