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Grounds v. Sessoms

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-804 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: (1) Whether, when the suspect in custody makes an ambiguous or equivocal reference to counsel before receiving Miranda warnings, “clearly established Federal law” as determined by this Court forbids the police from advising the suspect of his Miranda rights and then conducting an interrogation after he waives them; and (2) whether, under the “highly deferential” standard of review set out in 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d), it was objectively unreasonable for the state court to conclude that respondent did not unambiguously and unequivocally invoke his right to counsel before receiving Miranda warnings.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded. on January 1, 1970.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 2 2012Application (12A464) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 14, 2012 to January 13, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Nov 8 2012Application (12A464) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until December 14, 2012.
Dec 13 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 4, 2013)
Jan 14 2013Waiver of right of respondent Tio Dinero Sessoms to respond filed.
Jan 30 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Jan 31 2013Response Requested . (Due March 4, 2013)
Feb 8 2013Brief amicus curiae of California District Attorneys Association filed.
Feb 26 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 3, 2013.
Apr 2 2013Brief of respondent Tio Dinero Sessoms in opposition filed.
Apr 2 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent.
Apr 16 2013Reply of petitioner Randy Grounds, Acting Warden filed.
Apr 23 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.
Jun 17 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2013.
Jun 27 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Jun 27 2013Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Salinas v. Texas, 570 U.S. ____ (2013).
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