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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This article delineates the extent that personal papers and diaries are protected against being used to incriminate a person who had been compelled to produce them. It examines the way the Fifth Amendment privilege has been interpreted by the United States Supreme Court in relation to personal papers, places this jurisprudence in context, and posits a conclusion based on the Court's recent trends. It concludes that the Court should not allow American law enforcement officials to compel examination of a person's personal papers yet prosecute this person based on these compelled disclosures.

First Page

75

Last Page

123

Publication Date

11-1-2004

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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