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J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA

Docket No.: 09-11121
Certiorari Granted: 11/01/10
Argued: March 23, 2011
Decided: 06/16/11

Topics:

Death Penalty, Due Process, Eighth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Miranda, self-incrimination

PartyNames: J. D. B. v. North Carolina
Petitioner: J. D. B.
Respondent: North Carolina

Court Below: Supreme Court of North Carolina
Citation: 668 S.E.2d 135

J. D. B.
v.
North Carolina
Question Presented:

WHETHER A COURT MAY CONSIDER A JUVENILE'S AGE IN A MIRANDA CUSTODY ANALYSIS IN EVALUATING THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND DETERMINING WHETHER A REASONABLE PERSON IN THE JUVENILE'S POSITION WOULD HAVE FELT HE OR SHE WAS NOT FREE TO TERMINATE POLICE QUESTIONING AND LEAVE?

Question:

Should courts consider the age of a juvenile suspect in deciding whether he or she is in custody for Miranda purposes?

J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA
ORAL ARGUMENT

03/23/11

Listen to Oral Argument in J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA
Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 5-4
Opinion By:
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