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Chambers v. Florida, 309 U.S. 227 (1940), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case that dealt with the extent to which police pressure resulting in a criminal defendant's confession violates the Due Process clause. Case The case was argued on January 6, 1940, in front of the court by Thurgood Marshall (who was 32 years old at the time), representing four black men convicted for the murder of a white man in Florida. The defendant Chambers, along with three other co-defendants, were four of up to forty transient black men arrested for the murder of Robert Darcy, an elderly local man, in Pompano Beach, Florida. The community was outraged by the murder, and the Broward County Sheriff's department was apparently under pressure to close the case. Chambers and the other defendants were taken to Miami for questioning, ostensibly to protect them from the mob that had formed, and then to Fort Lauderdale. The state did not contest that the defendants were held without access to legal counsel, and were not arraigned for a week. They were subjected to questioning on a random basis, often alone in a room with up to ten police officers and other members of the community. In the legal climate before Miranda, they were not informed of their right to remain silent. After a week of questioning, and despite previous denials, the four co-defendants eventually confessed to the crime and were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. Their convictions were affirmed by the Supreme Court of Florida. Decision On February 13, 1940, the court delivered its ruling. The opinion of the court was delivered by Justice Hugo Black of Alabama. This was Marshall's first of many triumphs in front of the nation's highest tribunal; the Court ruled in favor of the defendants, and overturned their convictions. The court found that on the facts admitted by the police and sheriff's officers, the confessions had clearly been compelled and were therefore inadmissible. It marked one of the first times that the court had accepted the contention that treatment short of physical violence should result in the suppression of evidence. Several of the features of this case, such as not allowing a defendant to contact anyone, holding them without formal charges or arraignment, and denying them counsel during questioning were common tactics in law enforcement at the time and were eventually rejected by the court in Miranda v. Arizona (1966), a case in which Marshall argued on behalf of the United States government as Solicitor General of the United States. Aftermath In subsequent proceedings before the Florida courts, the indictment against the defendants was quashed on the ground that blacks had been arbitrarily and intentionally excluded from the grand jury. See also Brown v. Mississippi (1936) List of United States Supreme Court casesReferences External links Works related to Chambers v. Florida at Wikisource Text of Chambers v. Florida, 309 U.S. 227 (1940) is available from: Cornell  CourtListener  Google Scholar  Justia  Library of Congress . Discover the V J Chambers popular books. Find the top 100 most popular V J Chambers books.

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Truth and Consequences


The Conviction Review Unit: an investigative team that overturns convictions and frees the innocent.Elke Lawrence has never been happier in her job as the head of the Conviction ...

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Born Under a Blond Sign


Blond detective Ivy Stern has always had a complicated relationship with Miles Pike. When Miles hears that his younger brother Gilbert has shot five other college students and himself, Miles...

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Under a Raging Moon: Part Two


Piper Wainwright is still trying to turn up a priceless necklace, but she’s not having much luck. A chance encounter with one of the elder werewolves in town puts her on the radar of the w...

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Under a Raging Moon: Part One


Piper Wainwright’s only interest in Kale Morgan is to seduce and manipulate him. She’s here to find a priceless necklace and steal it. Yeah, she’s a thief. It’s not the most glamorou...

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Undeadly Sinful: A Jeana Keller, Killer Vamp--er, Vampire Killer--Story


A parody of gothic contemporary fantasies like those written by Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, and Charlaine Harris, Jeana Keller is dynamic and proactive, with tongue firmly in cheek. W...

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Skin and Blond


Dark. Raw. Gritty. Blond.from USA Today bestselling author V. J. ChambersEver since blond detective Ivy Stern got herself kicked off the police force for “sexual conduct ...

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Margo Quinn, Zombie Fighter


Margo Quinn's a volunteer zombie fighter. It's like being a volunteer firefighter, except without the nifty hat.An infected man threatens to infiltrate and infect the barricaded ...

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Grain of Truth


They have the power to overturn wrongful convictions... and a target on their backs.Elke Lawrence welcomes the long hours and relocation her “promotion” requires. She hopes l...

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Moment of Truth


After some recovery time for the Conviction Review Unit, Elke Lawrence is ready for a challenge.But she gets more than she bargained for with this new case, involving a man convi...

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Out for Blond


Tess Carver was victim to a brutal, ritualistic murder. Strange symbols were cut into her body, which was found in a ring of trees under a dark sky.The police seem to have the ca...

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Her Sister's Secrets


An anonymous letter summons Emilia Farrow to Siesta Key. An oceanfront house has been rented there for her, its closet stocked with designer clothes in her size. The mysterious correspondent...

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