Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

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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