Post Tagged with: "Justice Kagan"

  • Supreme Court Narrows Miranda

    By Minal Caron, Courts, Criminal Justice February 27, 2012 at 9:41 am 3 comments

    Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court held that police officers do not need to read prison inmates their Miranda rights when questioning them about events unrelated to their current incarceration. The prisoner in this case was questioned without being read his Miranda rights, and during questioning confessed to actions that formed the basis of a criminal sexual conduct conviction. Justice Alito’s opinion concludes that the prison inmate in this case was not “in custody for Miranda purposes” at the time of his questioning, and therefore that Fields was not constitutionally entitled to receive the warnings set out under Miranda.

     
  • Justice Kagan's First Dissent Challenges An Arcane View Of The Establishment Clause

    Courts, First Amendment, Issue Areas April 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm 1 comment

    Stanley Fish of the NY Times has glowing words for Justice Kagan on the occasion of her first dissent since joining the Court. In her dissent to the opinion in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, Kagan pokes holes in the majority’s argument, filling the void with a “landscape” of revealing examples. The case deals […]

     
  • Flawless Victory for Kagan

    By Sam Simon, Courts, First Amendment, Issue Areas November 3, 2010 at 12:40 am 1 comment

    From today’s Supreme Court argument in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, a nice shout out for those of us who got our hand-eye coordination–such as it is–trying to protect the freedom of Earthrealm. And another reason it is good to have a few Justices who didn’t spend their childhoods thinking chaste thoughts […]