Garrity Vs New Jersey Case Study

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What the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot compel a government employee to self-criminate themselves. What the court also ruled was, the police department had no right to terminate those individuals who decided to use their fifth amendment right (Justia, 2016). The court had asserted that “the option to lose their means of livelihood or pay the penalty of self-incrimination is the antithesis of free choice to speak or to remain silent. (Taylor, 2009). With this being the main concern to the court the courts decided not to reach the question on deeming the voluntariness of the statements as the only issues that was presented. Garrity v. New Jersey was based upon if the officers of his or her own free choice to admit,
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