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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Harris v. New York
Citation:401 U.S. 222 (1971)
Harris (Petitioner) made conflicting statements to police officers who had not complied with his Miranda rights. He was charged with selling heroin, and the statements were introduced at his trial to impeach his credibility. The trial judge instructed the jury that the statements could only be considered on Harris’s credibility and not as evidence of guilt.
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