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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:


Issues: (1) Whether the government violated the petitioners’ Fifth Amendment rights by using their post-arrest, pre-Miranda v. Arizona-warnings silence as substantive evidence of their guilt in the government’s case-in-chief; and (2) whether the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act may constitutionally be applied in a foreign-bounded case involving the foreign transport of drugs to foreign shores by foreign residents on a foreign vessel, without a sufficient nexus to the United States.

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (May. 8, 2017, 11:23 PM),