Remaining Silent after Salinas
Brandon L. Garrett
University of Virginia School of Law
October 18, 2013
University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 80, 2013
Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-42
In its ruling last Term in Salinas v Texas, the Supreme Court further eroded what little remains of the Fifth Amendment jurisprudence protecting against coercive police questioning of suspects. In this short piece for the University of Chicago Law Review's online Dialogue, I explore the Salinas decision and its implications. I argue that the result encourages precisely the types of informal, undocumented questioning that can cause false confessions and wrongful convictions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: Confessions, Interrogations, Miranda
Date posted: October 19, 2013 ; Last revised: November 5, 2013
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