Case clarifies United States Supreme Court decision in Garrity v. New Jersey

Written By: Reid
Oct 20, 2011
In the July, 2011 case of US v. Callahan, the US District Court. N.D. Georgia, provided a very detailed explanation of the US Supreme Court's decision in Garrity re the use of compelled statements in a criminal prosecution as it applied that decision to the Callahan matter. The US Supreme held in Garrity that the admission of compelled statements was unconstitutional because the statements were inadmissible under the Due Process Clause as coerced confessions, and the state's threat to fire police officers unless they gave statements was an unconstitutional condition
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