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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:

J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA
Case Documents

1Opinion in J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA
2J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
4J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA Oral Argument Audio (March 23, 2011)
5J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA Oral Argument Audio
6J.D.B v. NORTH CAROLINA Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
Additional documents for this case are pending review.