SCOTUS cases of interest.

I have previously mentioned several cases affecting military justice that will be argued next term.

Check the Maryland v. Shatzer SCOTUSwiki page throughout the summer for additional updates.

Argument Preview

The Fifth Amendment provides that “[n]o person . . . shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”  Miranda protects this right in the context of custodial interrogation by requiring the police to inform suspects of their right to counsel.  If the right to counsel is asserted, Edwards v. Arizona mandates that the police cease all questioning until counsel is present or the suspect voluntarily initiates further conversation.  In Maryland v. Shatzer, No. 08-680, the Court will consider whether Edwards continues to prohibit interrogation when nearly three years has lapsed since the right to counsel was asserted and the suspect has remained incarcerated throughout that time for an unrelated crime.

/tip, SCOTUSBlog.

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