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The Fifteenth Annual Supreme Court Review Conference
October 16, 2010
Professor Giovanna Shay
Western New England College School of Law
Three Government Miranda "Wins"
- Florida v. Powell, 130 S. Ct. 1195 (2010) (Wording of Miranda Warnings that suspect
had right to talk to a lawyer before answering police questions sufficed to convey the meaning
that suspect had a right to counsel during questioning).
- Maryland v. Shatzer, 130 S. Ct. 1195 (2010) (Edwards rule that police may not
reinitiate contact with suspect after he has invoked his Miranda rights terminates after a 14-day
break in custody).
- Berghuis v. Thompkins, 130 S. Ct. 2250 (2010) (defendant’s silence for 2 hours and 45
minutes of police interrogation did not constitute an invocation of Miranda, and defendant’s
response to a police question constituted a valid Waiver of Miranda rights).
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