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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Adamson v. California
Citation:332 U.S. 46 (1947)
Appellant was tried for murder in a California state court. He did not take the stand as a witness in his own behalf. The prosecuting attorney, under purported authority of a California statute, argued to the jury that an inference of guilt could be drawn because of appellant’s failure to deny evidence offered against him. The appellant’s contended in the state court that the statute denies him a right guaranteed by the Federal Constitution.
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