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H. v. California

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1086 Cal. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: (1) Whether a ten-year-old child in a custodial interrogation can give a voluntary, knowing and intelligent waiver of his rights against self-incrimination and to legal counsel in a criminal case, without further constitutional protections such as mandatory access to legal counsel or an unconflicted adult guardian; (2) whether the presence of petitioner’s conflicted stepmother during his interrogation tainted his purported waiver; and (3) whether petitioner voluntarily, knowingly and intelligently waived his rights under the circumstances.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 14 2016Motion (15M82) for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the supplemental appendix under seal filed.
Jan 14 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 30, 2016)
Jan 20 2016MOTION (15M82) DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 29 2016Motion (15M82) for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the supplemental appendix under seal Granted.
Mar 18 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 29, 2016.
Mar 23 2016Brief amici curiae of Juvenile Law Center, et al. filed.
Mar 29 2016Brief amicus curiae of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children filed.
Mar 30 2016Brief amicus curiae of Human Rights Watch filed.
Apr 28 2016Waiver of right of respondent California to respond filed.
May 10 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.
May 18 2016Response Requested . (Due June 17, 2016)
Jun 16 2016Brief of respondent California in opposition filed.
Jul 5 2016Reply of petitioner Joseph H. filed.
Jul 6 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Oct 3 2016Petition DENIED.
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