Do Adults and Children Have the Same Civil Rights as Adults?

This video features Shannon L. Kennedy, a Civil Rights attorney based in New Mexico.

New Mexico Civil Rights Attorney

Video Transcript:

Tom Mustin: 

Do minor children have the same civil rights as adults? We ask attorney Shannon Kennedy in this Ask the Lawyers Quick Question.

Shannon Kennedy: 

Minor children absolutely have the same civil rights as adults, for example, you cannot use excessive force against a minor child, you cannot illegally search a minor child, a minor child has a right to bodily integrity, a minor child has right to equal protection.

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