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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Minnick v. Mississippi
Citation:498 U.S. 145 (1990)
Minnick (Petitioner) was arrested for burglary, and detectives and FBI agents visited him at jail to question him during a murder investigation. Minnick initially told the agents to return when he had a lawyer present. Then, according to Minnick, jail officials told him that he had no choice but to speak with the agents and could not refuse. Minnick then made incriminating statements and was charged with murder. He moved to suppress his incriminating statements to the FBI and the police because he argued that he had invoked his right to counsel.
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