Remaining Silent after Salinas
14 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2013 Last revised: 5 Nov 2013
Date Written: October 18, 2013
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.
Keywords: Confessions, Interrogations, Miranda
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