Simon, A Slave v. State of Florida

The Florida Supreme Court Decision that Established that Confessions Extracted by Threats or Promises Are Inadmissible at Trial In October of 1852 in Pensacola, Florida, a series of 4 fires broke out in just 2 days.  It was clear that there was an arsonist on the loose. An 1852 Pensacola Newspaper wrote that Pensacola’s residents […]