Like the winds, which do not blow evenly, the number of self-incrimination cases reviewed by the Supreme Court ebbs and flows from year to year. Although the 2003 Court term was relatively quiet, the 2004 Court term has already resulted in the review of four self-incrimination cases. Based on the Court's past practice, this is an unusually high number. This article examines the self-incrimination cases that have been decided by both the Court and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) during their 2003 terms. It then examines the four cases for which the Court has granted certiorari in its 2004 term, and discusses some of the big changes that appear to be in the wind for self-incrimination law.
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The Army Lawyer (May 2004), p.37-51