Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Maryland v. Shatzer

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-680 Court of Appeals of Maryland Oct 5, 2009
Feb 24, 2010 9-0 Scalia OT 2009

Holding: When the police arrest a suspect, they must tell him his Miranda rights, which include the right to a lawyer and the right to remain silent. Once the suspect requests a lawyer, the police may not question him again until he is given one, even if he later waives that right. In this case, the Court ruled that, if the suspect has been released from custody for at least fourteen days since he last requested a lawyer, the police may resume questioning him if he waives his right to a lawyer at that time. In the prison context, the police may resume questioning an inmate after he has been released into the general prison population for fourteen days.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on February 24, 2010. Justice Thomas concurred in part and concurred in the judgment. Justice Stevens concurred in the judgment.

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