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Mallory v. United States
United States Supreme Court
354 U.S. 449 (1957)
The defendant was arrested, but held and interrogated for seven hours before taken before a magistrate for a preliminary hearing on probable cause. During the prolonged detention, the defendant confessed to the crime. At trial in federal court, the defendant sought to have the statements excluded from evidence on account of the prolonged detention. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Frankfurter, J.)
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