In its decision Wednesday in Kansas v. Ventris (No. 07-1356), the Supreme Court ruled that the government may impeach a defendant’s testimony using statements obtained during an interrogation that violated his Sixth Amendment right to counsel, even though the prosecution would be barred from using such tainted evidence as part of its case in chief. Source: SCOTUSblogThe march of justice rolls on.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Analysis of Kansas v. Ventris
The SCOTUSblog has an interesting analysis of yesterday's Supreme Court decision on Kansas v. Ventris.