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The third degree : the triple murder that shook Washington and changed American criminal justice

Author: Scott D Seligman
Publisher: [Lincoln, NE] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'The Third Degree' is the true story of a young man's abuse by the Washington police and an arduous, seven-year journey through the legal system that drew in Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John W. Davis, and J. Edgar Hoover. The ordeal culminated in a sweeping Supreme Court ruling penned by Justice Louis Brandeis that set the stage for the Miranda warning many years later. Scott D.  Read more...
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Named Person: Ziang Sung Wan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott D Seligman
ISBN: 9781612349947 1612349943
OCLC Number: 1008762446
Notes: Place of publication from website.
Description: xix, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Men in a tub --
An unwelcome guest --
Murder at the mission --
Incommunicado --
Interrogation --
Confession --
Indictment and trial --
Appeal --
The third degree --
The Supreme court --
Retrial --
Freedom --
The Wickersham report --
The road to Miranda.
Other Titles: Trple murder that shook Washington and changed American criminal justice
Responsibility: Scott D. Seligman.

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The principal suspect of a mysterious triple murder is pressured into a confession and convicted of first-degree murder, which sets off a chain of events that changes the course of American legal  Read more...

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In the tradition of such classics as Gideon's Trumpet, The Third Degree provides the human story behind a seminal Supreme Court decision. Scott D. Seligman, a meticulous researcher and an excellent Read more...

 
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