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Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
Griffin v. California
Citation:380 U.S. 609, 85 S.Ct. 1229, 14 L.Ed.2d 106.
Griffin was charged with first degree murder. At trial, Griffin chose not to testify on his own behalf. Pursuant to California’s comment rule, the prosecution commented on Griffin’s silence to the jury. The judge also gave an instruction about Griffin’s failure to testify. The jury found Griffin guilty of murder.
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