Harris v. New York

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Harris v. New York by Warren E. Burger
Syllabus
Court Documents
Dissenting Opinion
Brennan

United States Supreme Court

401 U.S. 222

Harris  v.  New York

 Argued: Dec. 17, 1970. --- Decided: Feb 24, 1971

Syllabus

Statement inadmissible against a defendant in the prosecution's case in chief because of lack of the procedural safeguards required by Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 86 S.Ct. 1602, 16 L.Ed.2d 694, may, if its trustworthiness satisfies legal standards, be used for impeachment purposes to attack the credibility of defendant's trial testimony. See Walder v. United States, 347 U.S. 62, 74 S.Ct. 354, 98 L.Ed. 503. Pp. 223-226.

25 N.Y.2d 175, 303 N.Y.S.2d 71, 250 N.E.2d 349, affirmed.

Joel Martin Aurou, White Plains, N.Y., for petitioner.

James J. Duggan, White Plains, N.Y., for respondent.

Sybil H. Landau, New York City, for District Attorney of New York County, amicus curiae.

Mr. Chief Justice BURGER delivered the opinion of the Court.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).