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Montejo v. Louisiana, 07-1529

Capital murder conviction is vacated, where Michigan v. Jackson, 475 U.S. 625 (1986), is overruled, because requiring an "initial invocation" of the right to counsel in order to trigger the Jackson presumption might work in states that require an indigent defendant formally to request counsel before an appointment is made, but not in more than half the states that appoint counsel without request from the defendant.

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  • Decided 05/26/2009
  • Published 05/26/2009

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  • United States Supreme Court

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