Case Comment: Schmerber v. California, 384 U.S. 757, 1996
2 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2009
Date Written: February 19, 2009
An entry in the Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties explaining the United States Supreme Court's decision in Schmerber v. California upholding the constitutionality of the compelled extraction of blood sample evidence from an arrestee as "real" evidence as opposed to a "testimonial" communication.
Keywords: encyclopedia, fifth amendment, self-incrimination, real evidence, testimonial communication, United States Supreme Court
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K40, K42
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