Maryland v. Shatzer

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Brief filed: 06/05/2009


Maryland v. Shatzer

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 08-680

Prior Decision

Case below 954 A.2d 1118 (Md. 2008), cert. granted 1/26/09.


The Court should not create exceptions to the bright line rule of Arizona v. Edwards, 451 U.S. 477 (1981), let alone exceptions that would permit police from the same jurisdiction to reinterrogate a continuously imprisoned suspect about the very same offense as to which he had originally invoked his right to counsel. 

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Daniel Meron, Lathan & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C. and Colleen C. Smith, Lathan & Watkins LLP, San Diego, CA.