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Self-Incrimination
"To sum up the matter, the principle that no man is to be declared guilty on his own admission is a divine decree."
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Self-Incrimination

Chief Justice Warren Opinion
June 13, 1966
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We sometimes forget how long it has taken to establish the privilege against self-incrimination, the sources from which it came and the fervor with which it was defended. Its roots go back into ancient times. (27)


Footnote 27:
Thirteenth century commentators found an analogue to the privilege grounded in the bible. "To sum up the matter, the principle that no man is to be declared guilty on his own admission is a divine decree." Maimonides, Mishneh Torah (Code of Jewish Law), Book of Judges, Laws of the Sanhedrin


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