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Montejo v. Louisiana

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

http://laws.findlaw.com/us/000/07-1529

5 to 4 Supreme Court decision that overturns the 1986 Michigan v. Jackson ruling. The 1986 ruling prevented police from interrogating a suspect who has a lawyer or who requested one until the lawyer was present. Montego, who incriminated himself before a public defender was present, was convicted and sentenced to death. From Findlaw.com.