Brown v. Mississippi

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Brown v. Mississippi
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Citation
Date decided 1936

Facts

In 1934, a murdered white man's body was discovered in the state of Mississippi. A mop of white people and a sheriff's deputy demand confession out of a black man under the threat of lynching. A suspect named Ellington was repeatedly tortured before being let go.

Another murder suspect named Brown was forcibly hauled by a mob across the border to Alabama. After torture, Brown confessed to murder.

Holding

A confession may not be obtained by violence.

Judgment

SCOTUS overturns Brown's conviction.