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Authors

Shawn O. Miller

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

In Arizona v. Fulminante, the United States Supreme Court held that coerced confessions that are erroneously admitted at trial are now subject to the harmless-error rule. The Court's holding is a radical departure from precedent. Consequently, this note examines this precedent and the Fulminante decision. The author concludes that Fulminante has created inconsistency within the area of law dealing with coerced confessions, increased the possibility of unfair trials, and narrowed defendants' due process rights.

First Page

435

Last Page

462

Publication Date

5-1-1992

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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