Allen v. Illinois

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In Allen v. Illinois, 478 U.S. 364 (1986), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the privilege against self-incrimination does not protect a person in a medication hearing because it is a civil proceeding.

Justice William Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the court, joined by Justices Warren Burger, Byron White, Lewis Powell, and Sandra Day O'Connor. Justice John Paul Stevens, joined by Justices William Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, and Harry Blackmun, filed a dissenting opinion.

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