Issue: (1) Whether the decision of the Florida Supreme Court, holding that a suspect expressing his desire to go home unequivocally and unambiguously invoked his right to remain silent under Miranda v. Arizona , conflicts with Davis v. United States, Berghuis v. Thompkins, and decisions of federal and state appellate courts; and (2) whether a suspect's confession to his mother, while alone with her in a police interview room at his request, must be excluded as the fruit of an earlier confession to the police that violated Miranda.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be live-blogging beginning at 9:45.
This is the second week of the April sitting. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases, on the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages. We will be live-blogging updates from the oral argument beginning at 11 a.m.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.