withrow v. williams brief

withrow v. williams brief - unreasonable to search and...

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Courtney Smith James Hemple Randy DeJesus Professor King Con Law 4200 10/28/10 Withrow v. Williams Facts: Withrow v. Williams (April 21, 1993) During questioning Robert Williams was threatened of imprisonment by the police officer when the officer stated that he was going to “lock [him] up”. The officers informed him of his Miranda rights after he had admitted that he had furnished the murder weapon to the killer. Soon after, petitioner state charged him with murder. Williams filed for a writ of habeas corpus, alleging a violation of his Miranda rights. The court of appeals affirmed the grant of relief. The court granted certiorari, and avowed the holding that both officers had mislead Williams to interrogation before giving him Miranda rights, and the testimony made after getting the Miranda advice were involuntary. Issues: Does federal habeas corpus review cover the Fourth Amendment of how its
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Unformatted text preview: unreasonable to search and seizure claims when defendants have already been given a fair chance to argue those claims in state court and not take away the peoples Miranda rights? No. Reasoning: No. In Fifth Amendment involuntary testimony cases, though, its possible that a suspect will give false affirmation about his own guilt because of uncertainty, or Courtney Smith James Hemple Randy DeJesus Professor King Con Law 4200 10/28/10 anxiety. Holding: The courts ruling was 5 votes for Withrow, 4 against. The court stated the lower court's fortitude that federal habeas review was not disallowed where the police had put through the respondent to protective interrogations before giving him the necessary Miranda advice. The court said this was inappropriate....
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