Twining v. State of New Jersey
An Inference Of Guilt, State Citizens, American Citizens, Further Readings
Albert C. Twining, David C. Cornell
State of New Jersey
That New Jersey's Court of Errors & Appeals erred in upholding a conviction obtained in a trial during which the appellants' Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process under the law were violated.
Chief Lawyers for Appellants
James Johnson, William Gooch, Herbert Smyth, Frederick Scofield (for Twining), Marshall Van Winkle (for Cornell)
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
H.M. Nevious, Robert McCarter
Justices for the Court
David Josiah Brewer, William Rufus Day, Melville Weston Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph McKenna, William Henry Moody (writing for the Court), Rufus Wheeler Peckham, Edward Douglass White
John Marshall Harlan I
Date of Decision
9 November 1908
In favor of appellee, affirming the sentences of the appellants.
The 1908 Court's narrow interpretations of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments in the Twining decision limited the right of individuals to remain silent in courtroom proceedings to avoid self-incrimination.
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