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Contents Preface Introduction <head n="1">Chapter 1: The Presumption of Innocence Case Overview: <emphasis n="1">Coffin v. United States</emphasis> (1895) 1. The Court’s Majority Opinion: Criminal Defendants Are Considered Innocent Until Proven Guilty Edward Douglass White In <emphasis n="1">Coffin v. United States</emphasis>, the Supreme Court ruled that a defendant’s constitutional rights are violated if the jury is not instructed to consider the defendant innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Criminal procedure -- United States.
Due process of law -- United States.