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Bobby v. Dixon

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1540 6th Cir. Not Argued Nov 7, 2011 9-0 Per Curiam OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether the Sixth Circuit contravened the directives of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) when it abandoned the "in custody" requirement of Miranda v. Arizona and Edwards v. Arizona; (2) whether the interviewer's state of mind has any bearing on whether a suspect's statement is voluntary under the established law of Oregon v. Elstad; and (3) whether the Sixth Circuit exceeded its authority under AEDPA when it condemned the use of the "prisoner's dilemma" where the police indicate that favorable treatment will go to the first suspect who cooperates as an unconstitutionally coercive interrogation tactic.

Judgment: Summary reversal in a per curiam opinion on November 7, 2011.

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