OREGON V. HASS, 420 U. S. 714 (1975)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Oregon v. Hass, 420 U.S. 714 (1975)

Oregon v. Hass

No. 73-1452

Argued January 21, 1975

Decided March 19, 1975

420 U.S. 714


When a suspect in police custody has been given and accepts the full warnings prescribed by Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U. S. 436, and later states that he would like to telephone a lawyer, but is told he cannot do so until reaching the station, and he then provides inculpatory information, such information is admissible in evidence at the suspect's trial solely for impeachment purposes after he has taken the stand and testified to the contrary knowing such information had been ruled inadmissible for the prosecution's case in chief. Harris v. New York, 401 U. S. 222. Pp. 420 U. S. 720-724.

267 Ore. 489, 517 P.2d 671, reversed.

BLACKMUN, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J.,and STEWART, WHITE, POWELL, and REHNQUIST, JJ., joined. BRENNAN, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which MARSHALL, J., joined, post, p. 420 U. S. 724. MARSHALL, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which BRENNAN, J., joined, post, p. 420 U. S. 726. DOUGLAS, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

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