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Chapman v. California
Citation:386 U.S. 18, 87 S.Ct. 824, 17 L.Ed.2d 705 (1967)
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Chapman (defendant) was convicted of robbery, kidnapping, and murder. The prosecution argued and the trial judge instructed the jury that it could draw adverse inferences from Chapman’s failure to testify. After the trial, the Supreme Court decided Griffin v. California, 380 U.S. 609 (1965), which held that comments and instructions on a defendant’s failure to testify are unconstitutional.
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