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The Supreme Court will release orders from the February 22 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the Supreme Court also hears oral argument in Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck; Amy Howe has our preview.

Indiana v. Edwards

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-208 Ind. S.Ct. Mar 26, 2008
Tr.Aud.
Jun 19, 2008 7-2 Breyer OT 2007

Holding: The Constitution does not prohibit states from insisting upon representation by counsel for those competent enough to stand trial but who suffer from severe mental illness to the point where they are not competent to conduct trial proceedings by themselves.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on June 19, 2008. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined.

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