No. 21-499.

142 S.Ct. 2095 (2022)

Carlos VEGA, Petitioner v. Terence B. TEKOH.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 23, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Roman Martinez , Washington, DC, for petitioner.

Vivek Suri for the United States as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting the petitioner.

Paul L. Hoffman , Culver City, CA, for respondent.

Rickey Ivie , Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs, APLC, Los Angeles, CA, Roman Martinez , Counsel of Record, Gregory G. Garre , Charles S. Dameron , Michael Clemente , Joshua J. Craddock , Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC, for petitioner.

Paul Hoffman , John Washington , Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes LLP, Hermosa Beach, CA, John Burton , The Law Offices of John Burton, Pasadena, CA, Erwin Chemerinsky , University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA, for respondent.

This case presents the question whether a plaintiff may sue a police officer under Rev. Stat. § 1979, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, based on the allegedly improper admission of an "un-Mirandized"1 statement in a criminal prosecution. The case arose out of the interrogation...


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