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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