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ROTHGERY v. GILLESPIE COUNTY (No. 07-440)
491 F. 3d 293, vacated and remanded.
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Opinion
[Souter]
Concurrence
[Roberts]
Concurrence
[Alito]
Dissent
[Thomas]
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554 U. S. ____ (2008)

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

WALTER A. ROTHGERY, PETITIONER v. GILLESPIE
COUNTY, TEXAS

on writ of certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the fifth circuit


[June 23, 2008]

    Chief Justice Roberts, with whom Justice Scalia joins, concurring.

    Justice Thomas’s analysis of the present issue is compelling, but I believe the result here is controlled by Brewer v. Williams, 430 U. S. 387 (1977) , and Michigan v. Jackson, 475 U. S. 625 (1986) . A sufficient case has not been made for revisiting those precedents, and accordingly I join the Court’s opinion.

    I also join Justice Alito’s concurrence, which correctly distinguishes between the time the right to counsel attaches and the circumstances under which counsel must be provided.