Peevy v. People of the State of California
- Case Date: 11/12/1998
- Project Name: Protecting America's Freedom: National Security and Defense
On December 7, 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of a criminal case regarding the admissibility of incriminating statements by the defendant. On November 12, 1998, WLF filed a brief with the Court urging it to review a criminal case where the criminal has argued that voluntary incriminating information given to the police allegedly in violation of the Miranda v. Arizona decision cannot be used to impeach the criminal's credibility after he has decided to testify at his trial. In its brief, WLF supported California's position that the Supreme Court should hear the case, even though the criminal lost below, in order to make it clear that it is not illegal for police to use voluntary incriminating statements for impeachment purposes.