Harris v. New York - 401 U.S. 222 (1971)
U.S. Supreme Court
Harris v. New York, 401 U.S. 222 (1971)
Harris v. New York
Argued December 17, 1970
Decided February 24, 1971
401 U.S. 222
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.