Docket Nos. 69615, 69749. (Calendar Nos. 7, 8).

421 Mich. 39 (1984)

365 N.W.2d 56


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided December 28, 1984.

Released January 29, 1985.

Affirmed April 1, 1986.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Louis J. Caruso, Solicitor General, and Brian E. Thiede, Chief Appellate Attorney, for the people in Bladel.

State Appellate Defender (by Ronald J. Bretz) for defendant Bladel.

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Louis J. Caruso, Solicitor General, John D. O'Hair, Prosecuting Attorney, Edward Reilly Wilson, Deputy Chief, Civil and Appeals, and A. George Best, II, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for the people in Jackson.

State Appellate Defender (by James Krogsrud) for defendant Jackson.


Affirmed 475 US ___ (April 1, 1986.).


The common issue presented in these appeals is whether statements obtained after a defendant has requested appointment of counsel at arraignment are admissible pursuant to the principles enunciated in Edwards v Arizona, 451 U.S. 477; 101 S.Ct. 1880; 68 L Ed 2d 378 (1981), and People v Paintman, 412 Mich. 518...

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