Jail house “confessions”

In its decision Wednesday in Kansas v. Ventris (No. 07-1356), the Supreme Court ruled that the government may impeach a defendant’s testimony using statements obtained during an interrogation that violated his Sixth Amendment right to counsel, even though the prosecution would be barred from using such tainted evidence as part of its case in chief.

So starts the analysis of the Supreme Court decision in Kansas v. Ventris on SCOTUSBlog.

There is a different take on Ventris at Mark A. Godsey, Thoughts on Kansas v. Ventris, CrimProf Blog, 30 April 2009.

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