Adamson v. California
Significance, Justice Black Argues For Total Incorporation, Due Process Of Law
The State of California
That the state prosecutor who drew the jury's attention to Adamson's refusal to testify at his own murder trial violated the Fifth Amendment's ban on self-incrimination.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Walter L. Bowers
Justices for the Court
Harold Burton, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson, Stanley Forman Reed (writing for the Court), Wiley Blount Rutledge, Fred Moore Vinson
Hugo Lafayette Black, Frank Murphy
Date of Decision
23 June 1947
Finding that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment did not make all aspects of the Bill of Rights applicable at the state level, the Supreme Court declined to rule that the prosecutor had committed a crucial error and upheld Dewey's conviction.
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