Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Harold Strauch argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.
John D. LaBelle, State's Attorney for Connecticut, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were George D. Stoughton and Harry W. Hultgren, Jr., Assistant State's Attorneys.
Melvin L. Wulf filed a brief for the American Civil Liberties Union, as amicus curiae, urging reversal.
Briefs of amici curiae, urging affirmance, were filed by Stanley Mosk, Attorney General of California, William E. James, Assistant Attorney General, and Gordon Ringer, Deputy Attorney General, for the State of California; and by Frank S. Hogan, Edward S. Silver, H. Richard Uviller, Michael R. Juviler, Aaron E. Koota and Irving P. Seidman for the National District Attorneys' Association.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.
In this case we are asked to reconsider prior decisions holding that the privilege against self-incrimination is not safeguarded against state action by the Fourteenth Amendment. Twining v. New Jersey, 211 U.S. 78; Adamson v. California, 332 U.S. 46.1
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