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HOWES v. FIELDS

Docket No.: 10-680
Certiorari Granted: 01/24/11
Argued: October 4, 2011
Decided: 02/21/12

Topics:

Miranda warnings, Amendment 1, Death Penalty, Fifth Amendment, Miranda, habeas, habeas corpus, murder, self-incrimination

PartyNames: Carol Howes, Warden v. Randall Lee Fields
Petitioner: Carol Howes, Warden
Respondent: Randall Lee Fields

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: 617 F.3d 813

Carol Howes, Warden
v.
Randall Lee Fields
Question Presented:

Whether this Court's clearly established precedent under 28 U.S.C. ยง 2254 holds that a prisoner is always "in custody" for purposes of Miranda any time that prisoner is isolated from the general prison population and questioned about conduct occurring outside the prison regardless of the surrounding circumstances.

Question:

Does federal law automatically require Miranda warnings before questioning jail or prison inmates about issues unrelated to the cases for which they were incarcerated?

Note:

prisoner is isolated from the general prison population and questioned about conduct occurring outside the prison regardless of the surrounding circumstances.

HOWES v. FIELDS
ORAL ARGUMENT

10/04/11

Listen to Oral Argument in HOWES v. FIELDS
Holding: REVERSED
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Howes, 3 vote(s) against
Vote: 6-3
Opinion By:
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