Howes v. Fields, No. 10–680, 565 U.S. __ (Feb. 21, 2012).

There is no brightline rule that when an inmate is questioned in prison about events in the outside world there is custody for Miranda purposes.

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Jones v. United States, No. 10–1259, 565 U.S. __ (Jan. 23, 2012).

Warrantless placement of a wireless GPS monitor on underbody of auto was a Fourth Amendment “search.”

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J.D.B. v. North Carolina, No. 09–11121, __ U.S. __ (June 16, 2011)

“[T]he age of a child subjected to police questioning is relevant to the custody analysis of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U. S. 436 (1966).”

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Kentucky v. King, No. 09–1272, __ U.S. __ (May 16, 2011)

Exigent circumstances exception permitting warrantless search of a home when police reasonably believe criminal evidence is being destroyed within applies even though the police’s lawful knock and announce at the house door is what prompts the inhabitants to destroy the evidence.

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Padilla v. Kentucky, No. 08–651, __ U.S. __ (Mar. 31, 2010)

Under the Sixth Amendment Strickland standard for effective assistance of counsel, “constitutionally competent counsel would have advised [the defendant] that his conviction for drug distribution made him subject to automatic deportation.”

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