Another Miranda case, another small chip knocked out of the decision by the Supreme Court. In Bobby v. Dixon, decided per curiam, (a latin term meaning literally "you lost badly") the court reversed the decision of the sixth circuit. For Miranda purposes the court held no violation where the defendant invoked Miranda during a non-custodial "chance encounter" with the police two days before confessing after Miranda. The facts in this case were distinguished from the "two-step" method to undermine Miranda employed by the police (and disfavored by a plurality of the court) in Missouri v. Seibert, 542 U. S. 600 (2004)
Here's a tough and kinda sexy Brooklyn Judge profiled in the NY Times.
"Tanned, toned and blond at 50-something (long-divorced, without children), Judge DiMango speaks in a comfortable Brooklyn accent. She wears short knit dresses — black or fire-engine red — that show cleavage underneath a robe that casually falls off her shoulders; she drives an aqua Porsche."
This is the last few days of November. When does the "it's almost Christmas so I don't want to go to trial" motions start creeping on to the court calendars?
See You In Court.