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Kansas v. Ventris

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07-1356 Kan. S.Ct. Jan 21, 2009
Apr 29, 2009 7-2 Scalia OT 2008

Issue: Whether prosecutors may use a defendant’s statement - made in the absence of a knowing and voluntary waiver of the right to counsel - to impeach a witness, as opposed to during its case-in-chief.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on April 29, 2009.

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