Harris v. New York
401 U.S. 222 (1971)

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Harris v. New York, 401 U.S. 222 (1971)

Harris v. New York

No. 206

Argued December 17, 1970

Decided February 24, 1971

401 U.S. 222

Syllabus

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. 401 U. S. 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. 401 U. S. 226.

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