Supreme Court Overrules Michigan v. Jackson:
With everyone thinking about the Supreme Court of the future this morning, I want to point out that there is also a current Court that is still in session. Yes, it's true! Indeed, today's Court handed down a big decision today in the criminal procedure area: In Montejo v. Louisiana, the Supreme Court overruled Michigan v. Jackson, a Miranda decision that has long been a controversial case. The vote was a predictable 5-4. There's lots to talk about with Montejo, although with all the Sotomayor news, it's not clear how much attention it will receive in the legal blogosphere. I'll try to have some commentary on it soon.