Adamson v. California

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Adamson v. California
Court U.S. Supreme Court
Citation 332 U.S. 46 (1947)
Date decided 1947

Facts

The defendant was convicted by a jury in California of first degree murder. The California law permits the failure of a defendant to explain or to deny evidence against him to be commented upon by court and by counsel and to be considered by court and jury.


Issues

Whether the 14th amendment giving persons right to due process from states includes the 5th amendment self-incrimination clause.


Holding

Judgment against the defendant.


Rules

The Due Process clause of the 14th amendment does not draw all the rights of the Federal Bill of Rights under its protection.