SCOTUScast 7-22-09 featuring Tom Goldstein

Corley v. United States and Kansas v. Ventris

July 22, 2009

Thomas C. Goldstein

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 SCOTUScast 7-22-09 featuring Tom Goldstein - MP3
Running Time: 00:11:07

On Monday, April 6, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Corley v. United States, and on Wednesday, April 29, it announced its decision in Kansas v. Ventris. In Ventris, the Supreme Court considered whether a criminal defendant’s voluntary admission elicited in violation of his right to counsel is admissible at trial for the purpose of impeaching his testimony, and in a 7-2 decision delivered by Justice Scalia, the Court held that it is, reversing the Kansas Supreme Court decision below. In Corley, the Court considered whether a voluntary confession must be suppressed if it was taken in violation of the prompt presentment requirement, and in a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Souter, the Court held that it must indeed be suppressed, vacating the Third Circuit opinion below. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Tom Goldstein discusses the decisions.


Oral Argument for Kansas v. Ventris - January 21, 2009:


Decision for Kansas v. Ventris - April 29, 2009:


Oral Argument for Corley v. United States - January 21, 2009:


Decision for Corley v. United States - April 6, 2009:



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