Brief filed: 12/20/2017
City of Hays, Kansas v. Vogt
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 16-1495
Decision below 844 F. 3d 1235 (10th Cir. Jan. 4, 2017).
The Fifth Amendment’s guarantee against self-incrimination applies at preliminary hearings. This principle is consistent with the Constitution’s text and with precedent. Limiting the Self-Incrimination Clause’s application to the criminal trial itself would severely prejudice defendants. The government’s policy concerns do not withstand scrutiny.
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