No. 83-773.

470 U.S. 298 (1985)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 4, 1985

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David B. Frohnmayer, Attorney General of Oregon, argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief were William F. Gary, Deputy Attorney General, James E. Mountain, Jr., Solicitor General, and Thomas H. Denney, Virginia L. Linder, and Stephen F. Peifer, Assistant Attorneys General.

Gary D. Babcock argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Stephen J. Williams.*

JUSTICE O'CONNOR delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case requires us to decide whether an initial failure of law enforcement officers to administer the warnings required by Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), without more, "taints" subsequent admissions made after a suspect has been fully advised of and has waived his Miranda rights. Respondent, Michael James Elstad, was convicted of burglary by an Oregon...

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