Published in Litigation, Volume 34, Number 3, Spring 2008. © 2008 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association. 1 The power of a defendant’s confession of guilt is obvious. The Supreme Court long ago recognized that a confession, “if...