Schmerber v. California 384 U.S. 757 (1966)

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SCHMERBER v. CALIFORNIA 384 U.S. 757 (1966)

Justice william j. brennan, for a 6–3 majority of the Supreme Court, ruled that the taking of a blood sample from the petitioner over his objections, to prove his guilt for driving under the influence of alcohol, did not constitute testimoninal compulsion and therefore did not violate the right against self-incrimination, nor did it constitute an invalid warrantless search under the exigent circumstances.

Leonard W. Levy

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Schmerber v. California 384 U.S. 757 (1966)

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