The Fifteenth Annual Supreme Court Review Conference

October 16, 2010

Professor Giovanna Shay

Western New England College School of Law

Three Government Miranda "Wins"



  1. 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).

  2. 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).

  3. 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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