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An Historic Supreme Court Ruling


Lawyer Kroll persevered in his defense of Dany Escobedo. The case was argued before the Supreme Court, and in 1964, in a landmark decision, the Court reversed Danny’s conviction. Legal aid, said the judges, must be instantly available to a suspect. “A system of law enforcement which comes to depend on the confession,” one justice declare, “will, in the long run, be less reliable than a system which depends on extrinsic evidence independently secured through skillful investigation.”

  • supreme
  • persevere- ngotot
  • supreme court – mahkamah agung
  • landmark – peristiwa penting
  • reverse – membalikan
  • conviction- a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law
  • enforcement – pelaksanaan
  • extrinsic – not part of the essential nature of someone or something; coming or operating from outside.

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