James v. Illinois
Darryl James, et al.
State of Illiniois, et al.
That the state should be allowed to use illegally obtained evidence to impeach the credibility of defense witnesses.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
Martin S. Carlson
Chief Lawyer for Respondents
Terence M. Madsen
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia
Date of Decision
10 January 1990
Upheld the inadmissibility of illegally obtained evidence.
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- Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961).
- Harris v. New York, 401 U.S. 222 (1971).
- Arizona v. Hicks, 480 U.S. 321 (1987).
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