Arizona v. Fulminante
Significance, Harmless Error And The Supreme Court, New Direction?, The Federal Bureau Of Investigation
State of Arizona
Orestes C. Fulminante
That the Arizona Supreme Court had erred in awarding Fulminante a new trial for murder.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Barbara M. Jarrett
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Stephen R. Collins
Justices for the Court
Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter
Harry A. Blackmun, Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
26 March 1991
Affirmed the lower court's decision to grant a new trial, on the basis that the state used an inadmissible, coerced confession to convict Fulminante.
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