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Duckworth v. Eagan
Citation:492 U.S. 195 (1989)
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Eagan (Respondent) was convicted in trial court of murder, and his conviction was upheld on appeal. He filed a writ of habeas corpus in Indiana federal district court, arguing that his confession to police officers had been unlawfully obtained. Before questioning Eagan about the crime, the officer read him a waiver form that included the sentence, “We have no way of giving you a lawyer, but one will be appointed for you, if you wish, if and when you go to court.”
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