Griffin v. California
380 U.S. 609 (1965)

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Griffin v. California, 380 U.S. 609 (1965)

Griffin v. California

No. 202

Argued March 9, 1965

Decided April 28, 1965

380 U.S. 609

Syllabus

Comment to the jury by a prosecutor in a state criminal trial upon a defendant's failure to testify as to the matters which he can reasonably be expected to deny or explain because of facts within his knowledge or by the court that the defendant's silence under those circumstances evidences guilt violates the Self-Incrimination Clause of the Fifth Amendment of the Federal Constitution, as made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth, Malloy v. Hogan,378 U. S. 1. 380 U. S. 610-615.

60 Cal.2d 182, 383 P.2d 432, reversed.

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