Brown v. MississippiAnnotate this Case
297 U.S. 278 (1936)
U.S. Supreme Court
Brown v. Mississippi, 297 U.S. 278 (1936)
Brown v. Mississippi
Argued January 10, 1936
Decided February 17, 1936
297 U.S. 278
Convictions of murder which rest solely upon confessions shown to have been extorted by officers of the State by torture of the accused are void under the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Pp. 297 U. S. 279, 297 U. S. 285. 173 Miss. 542, 158 So. 339; 161 So. 465, reversed.
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