DOJ Tells Justices Forced Statements Can Be Used Pretrial

Law360, New York (November 22, 2017, 5:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice recently urged the Supreme Court not to protect suspects from having their compelled statements used at pretrial hearings, saying applying the Fifth Amendment that early would bog down criminal proceedings.

In a friend of the court brief filed Nov. 20, the government urged the court to side with the City of Hays, Kansas, against one of its former police officers. The ex-cop had sued the city, claiming it violated his rights by compelling him to reveal on-the-job conduct as a condition...
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