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State Constitutional Developments

NCJ Number
Criminal Law Bulletin Volume: 32 Issue: 1 Dated: (January-February 1996) Pages: 62-76
B Latzer
Date Published
15 pages
This article analyzes criminal cases decided by State courts on the basis of State constitutional law and covers topics related to search and seizure, self-incrimination, right to counsel, confrontation, double jeopardy, and right to a speedy and public trial.
The article considers due process issues that have been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and other issues that do not fit these topics. State constitutional cases meriting only summary treatment are briefly noted and are organized alphabetically by State. The analysis does not cover cases based on statutory or exclusively Federal constitutional grounds, cases that are too ambiguous to tell if the State constitution was the basis for the decision, and interpretations of State provisions without Federal parallel unless the issue also received U.S. Supreme Court consideration. Cases decided in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Texas, North Dakota, Oregon, Minnesota, Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, and Iowa are reviewed. 89 footnotes