Crane v. Kentucky

LOCATION:Nassau County School Board

DOCKET NO.: 85-5238
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1981-1986)
LOWER COURT: Kentucky Supreme Court

CITATION: 476 US 683 (1986)
ARGUED: Apr 23, 1986
DECIDED: Jun 09, 1986

Frank W. Heft, Jr. – on behalf of the petitioner
John S. Gillig – on behalf of the respondent

Facts of the case

The case study illustrates the situation in which a fundamental constitutional right of the individual was not protected. Before the court hearing, the petitioner moved in order to suppress the confession. After the trial, the judges decided that the confession was voluntary; hence, they rejected the complaint.