Breaking News

Kansas v. Swindler

Petition for certiorari denied on January 21, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-52 Kan. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether, when law enforcement officers provide Miranda v. Arizona warnings prior to conducting a voluntary, noncustodial interview, they must cease all questioning if the interview subject subsequently expresses a desire to stop the interview, or whether the officers may continue the questioning without violating any constitutional requirements; and (2) whether, if what concededly began as a voluntary, noncustodial interview by police arguably becomes a custodial situation, the fact of “custody” alone makes any subsequently obtained confession involuntary, or must a court employ a “totality of the circumstances” analysis, with custody simply being one factor.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 9 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 12, 2013)
Aug 12 2013Waiver of right of respondent Jeffery Swindler to respond filed.
Aug 28 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Sep 17 2013Response Requested . (Due October 17, 2013)
Oct 23 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 18, 2013.
Nov 18 2013Brief of respondent Jeffery Swindler in opposition filed.
Nov 18 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Jeffery Swindler.
Nov 27 2013Reply of petitioner Kansas filed.
Dec 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 10, 2014.
Jan 13 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 17, 2014.
Jan 21 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Jan 21 2014Petition DENIED.