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Docket Decision below (CTA4) Scotusblog page The case appears to involve review of federal sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act. Consult Scotusblog page for further details. Decision, 6/6/11… Read More

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Docket Decision below (CTA 11) Question Presented  (phrasing by On Point; check Docket or Scotusblog links for subsequent posting of official recitation) Whether conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 1512(a)(1)(C) (murder with intent to prevent a person from communicating information about federal offense to federal law enforcement officer or judge) requires proof of an ongoing or imminent federal… Read More

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Dismissed as improvidently granted, 3/29/11 Docket Decision below (New York Court of Appeals) Question Presented (phrasing by On Point; check Docket or Scotusblog links for subsequent posting of official recitation) Whether someone’s driving record is suppressible as the fruit of an illegal stop or arrest. Scotusblog A mere 6 days ago, Mr. Badger raised an… Read More

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Docket Decision below (N.C. supreme court) Question Presented: Whether, in the context of interrogating a juvenile in a school setting, “custody” for purposes of triggering Miranda warnings is determined by a purely objective test; or includes subjective considerations such as the subject’s age and status as a special education student. Scotusblog page The nub of… Read More

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Docket Decision below (S.C. supreme court) Questions Presented (courtesy, Scotusblog): 1) Whether an indigent defendant has a constitutional right to appointed counsel at a civil contempt proceeding that results in his incarceration; and 2) whether the Court has jurisdiction to review the decision of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Cert petition Scotusblog page Turner got… Read More

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Docket Decision below (CTA11) Question Presented (from cert petition): Whether the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule applies to a search authorized by precedent at the time of the search that is subsequently ruled unconstitutional. Cert petition Scotusblog page Fall-out from the Court’s decision in Arizona v. Gant, 556 U.S. ___, 129 S. Ct. 1710 (2009), the question… Read More

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Consolidated cases: Camreta Docket Decision Below (9th Cir) Question Presented (from SCOTUSblog): Whether the Fourth Amendment requires a warrant, a court order, parental consent, or exigent circumstances before law enforcement and child welfare officials may conduct a temporary seizure and interview at a public school of a child whom they reasonably suspect was being sexually… Read More

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Docket Decision Below (New Mexico supreme court) Question Presented: Whether the Confrontation Clause permits the prosecution to introduce testimonial statements of a nontestifying forensic analyst through the in-court testimony of a supervisor or other person who did not perform or observe the laboratory analysis described in the statements. Cert. Petition State’s Brief Opposing Cert SCOTUSblog… Read More

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