Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'Miranda'

US Supreme Court issues 5 opinions, grants cert. in 1

With thanks to Scotusblog: Carr v. United States - the Court, on a 6-3 vote, reverses and remands in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor. Justice Scalia concurs in part and in the judgment, but joins most of Justice Sotomayor's opinion....

Nevada Supreme Court reverses 3 convictions in unpublished orders

Ritter v. State - (Elko) - insufficient evidence to support the conviction of trafficking in a controlled substance.  It appears that the defendant was arrested on an outstanding warrant and was transported to the jail in a police car.  The...

9th Circuit finds bad Miranda warnings and an involuntary confession

It's a long, but interesting read:  Doody v. Schriro.  My favorite paragraph, at page 30 of the pdf: "The Miranda warnings provided to Doody were defective because Detective Riley downplayed the warnings' significance, deviated from an accurate reading of the...

Supreme Court issues opinion on Edwards & custody

The US Supreme Court issued one opinion today.  In Maryland v. Shatzer, the Court issued an opinion, authored by Justice Scalia, in which it found an exception to the 1981 decision in Edwards v. Arizona.  In Edwards, the Court held...

US Supreme Court issues decision on Miranda rights and Batson

In Florida v. Powell, a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Ginsburg, the Court finds that Miranda warnings were sufficient and did not mislead the accused into believing that he could not have an attorney present during questioning.  The Court notes...

Oral argument calendar: Feb. 11

Huesner (Allen) v. State, Docket No. 52023Las Vegas- 10:00 a.m. - Justices Hardesty, Douglas, and Pickering. The evidence presented at trial demonstrated that after Allen Heusner had been served with a temporary protective order, he broke into the home he...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 10 cases

From Scotusblog.com:  Docket: 08-1470Title: Berghuis, Warden v. ThompkinsIssue: Whether the Sixth Circuit expanded the Miranda rule to prevent an officer from attempting to non-coercively persuade a defendant to cooperate where the officer informed the defendant of his rights, the defendant...

US Supreme Court criminal cases preview

Alvarez v. Smith - Whether local law enforcement agencies may seize and retain custody indefinitely of personal property without judicial or administrative review of the lawfulness of the continued detention of the property. Argument scheduled for 10/14/09 Beard v. Kindler. ...

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