The Supreme Court of the United States is the last and final judgement on legal decisions. The supreme court accepts cases that have been through lower courts and appeals process until there are not anymore options. One case questions, whether the Fifth Amendment can extend towards
The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution. “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in the cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the subject for the dame offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” The Fifth Amendment is important because it protects out rights from being abused by the government.
In Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the law enforcement officials can use a person’s silence against them if the fail to claim their Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate themselves.
Two brother were shot and killed in their Houston, in their home on December 18, 1992. Genovevo Salinas was a suspect, his car fit the description and he was a acquaintance of the two brothers.