Supreme Court rules age is a factor in Miranda custody analysis

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 in JDB v. North Carolina [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that a court should consider a juvenile’s age when determining whether the individual is in custody for purposes of the Miranda warning as set forth in Miranda v. Arizona [opinion text]. JDB, a middle-school student, was removed from a classroom and questioned by two law enforcement officers about an incident that took place outside…

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