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On Tuesday, the justices will hear oral argument in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. Amy Howe has our preview.
Also on Tuesday, the justices will hear oral argument in Hernandez v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.

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The Supreme Court released additional orders from the November 8 conference. The justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket.

J.D.B. v. North Carolina

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-11121 Supreme Court of North Carolina Mar 23, 2011
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Jun 16, 2011 5-4 Sotomayor OT 2010

Holding: A child's age is a relevant factor to consider in determining whether the child is in custody for purposes of Miranda v. Arizona.

Judgment: Supreme Court of North Carolina reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on June 16, 2011. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Scalia and Thomas.

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