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Bram v. United States
United States Supreme Court
168 U.S. 532 (1897)
A murder occurred on a ship and when the ship came into port, one of the customs officials suspected that Bram (defendant) was responsible. The official had Bram strip-searched to find evidence of the crime and Bram was questioned. His statements were taken as a confession to the murder. At Bram’s trial, the official testified to what Bram said during this questioning.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
Dissent (Brewer, J.)
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