Lyle Denniston Reporter
Posted Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 5:51 pm
The Court holds oral argument Wednesday on the issue of Miranda warnings for minors when questioned about crime by a police officer in a school conference room, behind a closed door.
Case Pages - J.D.B. v. North Carolina
At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on whether children being interviewed by police at school have a right to be warned about their constitutional rights, under Miranda v. Arizona (1966). The new case is J.D.B. v. North Carolina (09-11121). Arguing for the youth involved will be Barbara S. Blackman, an assistant appellate public defender from Durham, N.C. The state of North Carolina will be represented by its Attorney General, Roy Cooper. He will divide time with Eric J. Feigin, an assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General, who will have 10 minutes to argue for the federal government in support of the state’s position. FULL STORY