Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, April 25.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell. Amy Howe has our preview.

Breaking News :

Breaking News :

J.D.B. v. North Carolina

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-11121 Supreme Court of North Carolina Mar 23, 2011
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Jun 16, 2011 5-4 Sotomayor OT 2010

Holding: A child's age is a relevant factor to consider in determining whether the child is in custody for purposes of Miranda v. Arizona.

Judgment: Supreme Court of North Carolina reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on June 16, 2011. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Scalia and Thomas.

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