DOYLE v. OHIO

No. 75-5014.

426 U.S. 610 (1976)

DOYLE v. OHIO.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 17, 1976.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James R. Willis argued the cause for petitioners and filed briefs in both cases.

Ronald L. Collins argued the cause pro hac vice and filed a brief for respondent in both cases.


MR. JUSTICE POWELL delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question in these consolidated cases is whether a state prosecutor may seek to impeach a defendant's exculpatory story, told for the first time at trial, by cross-examining the defendant about his failure to have told the story after receiving Miranda warnings1 at the time of his arrest. We conclude that use of the defendant's post...

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