Salinas v. Texas Significance of the Case

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For this mini assignment I have already done the first part which is the brief case. However, under the brief case that I did I am supposed to include the significance of the case of Salinas v. Texas. I will list the instructions provided by my teacher below. Also, the significance just has to be up to half a page or two paragraphs.

Question: Include a discussion under the Significance of the Case.

Please cite your sources and references for your discussion.

Instructions for writing the discussion on the Significance of the Case are as follows:

Here is where the Student will be asked to give an opinion or opinions with discussion as to why the case is important to the Criminal Justice System and Process generally, and why it is important to Law Enforcement more specifically.

1.You will be asked to explain how the decision of the case enhances our understanding of a Constitutional Amendment;

2.What effects it has on the Criminal Justice process;

3.How or in what ways it benefits the accused;

4. And how it changes the way law enforcement does its job.

Tutor Answer

School: Carnegie Mellon University


Running head: MURDER CASE


Student name



Salinas’s vs Texas case expands our understanding about a constitutional amendment.
Salina had been declared guilty simply because he chose to remain silent when he was asked if
the gun at the crime scene belonged to him. According to the fifth amendment of the American
constitution, suspects are allowed to decline to answer questions that may implicate them. They
cannot be penalized in any way because it is their constitutional right. The amendment affects the
criminal justice process. The confusion caused by the decision of the Supreme Court could be
repeated in many trials for a long time and a lot of harm could be done t...

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