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Malloy v. Hogan

Significance, Right To Remain Silent, Transactional Immunity


William Malloy


Patrick J. Hogan, Sheriff of Hartford County, Connecticut

Appellant's Claim

That imprisonment for contempt of court, following refusal to answer questions in state court about a previous conviction, violated his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Harold Strauch

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

John D. LaBelle

Justices for the Court

Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Arthur Goldberg, Earl Warren

Justices Dissenting

Tom C. Clark, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

18 June 1964


The Supreme Court found that the Fifth Amendment applies at the state level and reversed Malloy's conviction.

Related Cases

  • Twining v. State of New Jersey, 211 U.S. 78 (1904).
  • Gitlow v. New York, 268 U.S. 652 (1925).
  • Palko v. Connecticut, 302 U.S. 319 (1937).
  • Cantwell v. Connecticut, 310 U.S. 296 (1940).
  • Adamson v. California, 332 U.S. 46 (1947).
  • Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961).
  • Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963).


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Further Readings

  • Levy, Leonard W. Origins of the Fifth Amendment: The Right Against Self-Incrimination. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.
  • Meltzer, Milton. The Right to Remain Silent. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972.
  • Mykkeltvedt, Roald Y. The Nationalization of the Bill of Rights: Fourteenth Amendment Due Process and the Procedural Rights. Port Washington, NY: Associated Faculty Press, 1983.

Additional topics

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