Malloy v. Hogan (Great American Court Cases)
Legal Citation: 678 U.S. 1 (1964)
Patrick J. Hogan, Sheriff of Hartford County, Connecticut
That imprisonment for contempt of court, following refusal to answer questions in state court about a previous conviction, violated his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
John D. LaBelle
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Arthur Goldberg, Earl Warren
Tom C. Clark, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
18 June 1964
The Supreme Court found that the Fifth Amendment applies at the state level and reversed Malloy's conviction.
Malloy reversed the Court's long-standing view that the Fourteenth Amendment only required state courts to follow a policy of fundamental fairness...
(The entire section is 1097 words.)
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