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Carter v. Kentucky
United States Supreme Court
450 U.S. 288, 101 S.Ct. 1112, 67 L.Ed.2d 241 (1981)
Carter (defendant) was tried for criminal offenses in the state of Kentucky (plaintiff). Carter requested a jury instruction advising the jury that the jury could not infer guilt from Carter’s decision not to testify. The trial court refused to give the requested jury instruction. Carter was convicted and his conviction was upheld through the state courts. Carter petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stewart, J.)
Concurrence (Stevens, J.)
Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)
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