No. 89-839.

499 U.S. 279 (1991)


Supreme Court of the United States.

Decided March 26, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Barbara M. Jarrett, Senior Assistant Attorney General of Arizona, argued the cause for petitioner. With her on the briefs were Robert K. Corbin, Attorney General, and Jessica Gifford Funkhouser.

Paul J. Larkin, Jr., argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Starr, Assistant Attorney General Dennis, Deputy Solicitor General Bryson, and Joel M. Gershowitz.

Stephen R. Collins, by appointment of the Court, 495 U.S. 902, argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

JUSTICE WHITE delivered an opinion, Parts I, II, and IV of which are the opinion of the Court, and Part III of which is a dissenting opinion.

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled in this case that respondent Oreste Fulminante's confession, received in evidence at his trial for murder, had been coerced and that its use against him was barred by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United...

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