Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Montejo v. Louisiana

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1529 La. S.Ct. Jan 13, 2009
May 26, 2009 5-4 Scalia OT 2008

Issue: Whether an indigent defendant must affirmatively accept the appointment of counsel to preclude future police interrogation in the absence the attorney.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on May 26, 2009.

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