Corley v. United States
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 21, 2009
|Apr 6, 2009||5-4||Souter||OT 2008|
Issue: Whether federal law permits the suppression of a voluntary confession made more than six hours after arrest but before presentment to a magistrate, as a consequence of unreasonable delay in presentment.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice David Souter on April 6, 2009.
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- Oral Argument Recap: Corley v. US (Eliza Presson)
- Argument Preview: Corley v. US (Eliza Presson)
Briefs and DocumentsMerit Briefs:
- Brief for Petitioner Johnnie Corley
- Brief for Respondent United States of America
- Reply of Petitioner Johnnie Corely
- Brief for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Federal Defenders in Support of Petitioner