Adamson v. California

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Adamson v. California
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Citation 332 U.S. 46 (1947)
Date decided 1947


The defendant was convicted by a jury in California of first degree murder. The California law permits the failure of a defendant to explain or to deny evidence against him to be commented upon by court and by counsel and to be considered by court and jury.


Whether the 14th amendment giving persons right to due process from states includes the 5th amendment self-incrimination clause.


Judgment against the defendant.


The Due Process clause of the 14th amendment does not draw all the rights of the Federal Bill of Rights under its protection.