No. 78-1076.

446 U.S. 291 (1980)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 12, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Dennis J. Roberts II, Attorney General of Rhode Island, argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Nancy Marks Rahmes and Stephen Lichatin III, Special Assistant Attorneys General.

John A. MacFadyen III argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was William F. Reilly.*

MR. JUSTICE STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.

In Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 474, the Court held that, once a defendant in custody asks to speak with a lawyer, all interrogation must cease until a lawyer is present. The issue in this case is whether the respondent was "interrogated" in violation of the standards promulgated in the Miranda opinion.


On the night of January 12, 1975...

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