The petition of the day is:

Micci v. Aleman

Docket: 11-1062
Issue(s): (1) Whether the Seventh Circuit correctly held, on a question that has fractured the circuits, that police may be civilly liable for the use of a suspect’s custodial statement, obtained either in violation of Miranda v. Arizona or as a result of coercion, where the statement was introduced to charge the suspect but the charges were dismissed prior to trial; and (2) whether the Seventh Circuit correctly held – seemingly for the first time by any federal appellate court – that a police officer unconstitutionally coerced a suspect’s statements by using the routine interview technique of lying to the suspect about the strength of the case against him.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Micci v. Aleman, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Matthew Bush, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 17, 2012, 10:27 PM),