Sixth Amendment

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Petitioner Luis Mariano Martinez was convicted in an Arizona state trial court for sexual conduct with a person under fifteen years old and was sentenced to serve consecutive prison terms of 35 years to life. See Martinez v. Schriro, 623 F.3d 731, 733...

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On May 29, 2008, a grand jury indicted Robert Leroy McCoy for three counts of first degree murder. See State v. McCoy, 218 So. 3d 535, 544 (La. 2016). McCoy entered a plea of not guilty to all charges. See id. The State of Louisiana informed McCoy that...

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In 1984, McWilliams raped and murdered a convenience store attendant. See McWilliams v. Commissioner, D.C. Docket No. 7:04-cv-02923-RDP at 3 (11th Cir. Dec. 16, 2015). For several months leading up to these events, McWilliams had been attending...

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Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts (07-591)

Oral argument: Nov. 10, 2008

Appealed from: Appeals Court of Massachusetts (July 31, 2007)

CONFRONTATION CLAUSE, SIXTH AMENDMENT, CRAWFORD v. WASHINGTON, DRUG...
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On April 29, 2001, Detroit police officers found Anthony Covington lying on the ground next to his car in a gas station, with a gunshot wound in his abdomen. Covington, in response to the officers’ immediate questions about what happened, replied that...

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Oral argument: Oct. 31, 2011

Appealed from: Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District (Sept. 27, 2010)

After being charged with a felony for driving with a revoked license, Respondent Galin E. Frye was offered two plea bargain...

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In 2001, a California jury convicted John Cunningham, a former police officer, of continuous sexual abuse of his minor son. People v. Cunningham, 2005 WL 880983 (Cal.App. 1 Dist. 2005). Pursuant to California’s Determinate Sentencing Law (“DSL”), which...

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Oral argument: Jan. 13, 2009

Appealed from: Louisiana Supreme Court (Jan. 16, 2008)

SIXTH AMENDMENT, RIGHT TO COUNSEL, POLICE INTERROGATION, MIRANDA RIGHTS

Does the sound of silence answer in the affirmative, in the negative, or not at...

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Thomas Eugene Ice was the manager of an apartment complex. On two occasions, Ice entered an apartment at night and sexually touched an 11 year old girl in her bedroom. State v. Ice, 343 Ore. 248, 250 (2007). A grand jury indicted Ice on six crimes: two...

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Petitioner, Jose Padilla (“Padilla”), is a native of Honduras and a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States. See Padilla v. Kentucky, 253 S.W.3d 482, 483 (2008). He came to the United States from Honduras in the 1960s and served in the United...

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