Rochin v. California
Significance, Key Amendments In The Case, The Arrest And Conviction Of Rochin, The Supreme Court Hears The Case
Antonio Richard Rochin
State of California
That the police violated his Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights to not give self-incriminating testimony and his right to due process of law when they induced vomiting to obtain two capsules of morphine, which they used as evidence to convict him.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
Dolly Lee Butler, A. L. Wirin
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Howard S. Goldin
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Harold Burton, Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter (writing for the Court), Robert H. Jackson, Stanley Forman Reed, Fred Moore Vinson
None (Sherman Minton did not participate)
Date of Decision
2 January 1952
The Court found that the police violated Rochin's right to due process of law by ordering a doctor to induce vomiting to obtain two capsules of morphine and therefore reversed his conviction.
- Boyd v. United States, 116 U.S. 616 (1886).
- Malinski v. New York, 324 U.S. 401 (1945).
- Adamson v. California, 332 U.S. 46 (1947).
- Irvine v. California, 347 U.S. 128 (1954).
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