Breithaupt v. Abram 352 U.S. 432 (1957)

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BREITHAUPT v. ABRAM 352 U.S. 432 (1957)

The taking of blood from an unconscious person to prove his intoxication and therefore his guilt for involuntary manslaughter was not conduct that "shocks the conscience" within the meaning of rochin v. california (1952), nor was it coercing a confession; accordingly the Supreme Court, in a 6–3 opinion by Justice tom c. clark, found no violation of due process of law.

Leonard W. Levy

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Breithaupt v. Abram 352 U.S. 432 (1957)

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