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Orozco v. Texas

394 U.S. 324 (1969)

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Orozco v. Texas

United States Supreme Court

394 U.S. 324 (1969)

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Facts

Reyes Arias Orozco (defendant) shot and killed a man and then returned to his apartment. Police officers arrived at the apartment, where they arrested Orozco and briefly interrogated him about the incident. The officers did so without first informing Orozco of his rights to remain silent, to have the advice of a lawyer before making any statement, and to have a lawyer appointed to assist him if he could not afford to hire one. The State of Texas (plaintiff) prosecuted Orozco for murder. Orozco's trial took place after the decision in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966). At trial, a police officer recounted the statements Orozco made under interrogation. Other evidence corroborated Orozco's guilt. Orozco was convicted, and he appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, which affirmed his conviction. Orozco appealed to the United States Supreme Court, which granted certiorari to consider Orozco's argument that the police actions unconstitutionally deprived him of the rights guaranteed by the Miranda decision. Texas argued that Miranda did not apply to Orozco's interrogation, because it did not take place in a police station.

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Holding and Reasoning (Black, J.)

Concurrence (Harlan, J.)

Dissent (Stewart, J.)

Dissent (White, J.)

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