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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This article examines the recent elimination of the material witness rule, which governed the admissibility of confessions in criminal cases. The article first traces the evolution and Fifth Amendment background of the rule. Next, the article discusses the rash action taken by the Illinois Supreme Court when it rejected the rule. Finally, the article concludes by showing that the rule was a necessary Fifth Amendment protection and has been reasonably applied.

First Page

105

Last Page

132

Publication Date

11-1-1993

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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