Home Menu ↓
Clicking on our sponsor links helps insure continued free access to this website.
Please support our efforts by visiting our sponsors:

 

MARYLAND v. SHATZER

Docket No.: 08-680
Certiorari Granted: Jan 26 2009
Argued: October 5, 2009
Decided: February 24, 2010

Topics:

Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Miranda, Sixth Amendment, Speedy Trial, murder, privacy, probable cause, self-incrimination

PartyNames: Maryland v. Michael Blaine Shatzer, Sr.
Petitioner: Maryland
Respondent: Michael Blaine Shatzer, Sr.

Court Below: Court of Appeals of Maryland
Citation: 954 A.2d 1118

Maryland
v.
Michael Blaine Shatzer, Sr.
Question Presented:

Is the Edwards v. Arizona prohibition against interrogation of a suspect who has invoked the Fifth Amendment right to counsel inapplicable if, after the suspect asks for counsel, there is a break in custody or a substantial lapse in time (more than two years and six months) before commencing reinterrogation pursuant to Miranda?

Question:

Does Edwards v. Arizona prohibit the re-interrogation of a suspect, who has invoked his Fifth Amendment rights to counsel and to remain silent, after a substantial amount of time has elapsed between the invocation of rights and the subsequent interrogation?

MARYLAND v. SHATZER
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 5, 2009

Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By: Justice Antonin Scalia
Database Connection failed: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'restauz8_sophi'@'localhost' (using password: YES)