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The Right to Remain Innocent: Why You Should Never Talk to the Police

April 02, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037
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The Fifth Amendment often gets a bad name from television and movies that portray it as merely a shield for the guilty. But the right against self-incrimination is one of the most important rights citizens hold in a free society. Grueling interrogations used to coerce confessions are a sign of a tyrannical state. And the burden of putting people behind bars must be on those who seek to do so--not those facing life-altering punishments. Professor Duane, a well-known speaker on this topic, is sure to spark your thinking about why we have the Fifth Amendment and how to help accused persons in your career. Sponsored by The Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brendan Clemente at brendan.clemente@duke.edu.