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Harris v. New York (No. 206)
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[ Burger ]
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[ Brennan ]
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SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES


401 U.S. 222

Harris v. New York

CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS OF NEW YORK


No. 206 Argued: December 17, 1970 --- Decided: February 24, 1971

Statement inadmissible against a defendant in the prosecution's case in chief because of lack of the procedural safeguards required by Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, may, if its trustworthiness satisfies legal standards, be used for impeachment purposes to attack the credibility of defendant's trial testimony. See Walder v. United States, 347 U.S. 62. Pp. 223-226.

25 N.Y.2d 175, 250 N.E.2d 349, affirmed.

BURGER, C.J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which HARLAN, STEWART, WHITE, and BLACKMUN, JJ., joined. BLACK, J., dissented. BRENNAN, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which DOUGLAS and MARSHALL, JJ., joined, post, p. 226.