In launching the review, Biden fulfilled a campaign promise made amid pressure from activists and Democrats to realign the Supreme Court after its composition tilted sharply to the right during President Donald Trump's term. That gave conservatives a split with liberals on the court. During the campaign, Biden repeatedly sidestepped questions on expanding the court. He cited statements of more progressive members of the court like Justice William Breyer and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cautioning against such a move. The member commission, composed largely of academics, was instructed to spend days studying proposed changes, holding public meetings and completing a report. But it was not charged with making a recommendation under the White House order that created it.
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Warren felt that a police interrogation is such an intimidating situation for most suspects that it triggered the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and the Sixth Amendment right to an attorney unless the suspect waived those rights. The opinion also emphasized the need for law enforcement to strictly comply with those rights if a suspect exercises them. Since this decision followed Gideon v. Wainwright, which held that there was an absolute right to counsel for indigent criminal defendants, the right to an attorney included the appointment of a public defender if the suspect was indigent.
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The Supreme Court overturned the death penalty for Scott Peterson, who, in , was convicted of killing his wife, Laci Peterson, and the couple's unborn son, holding that the trial court made a series of clear and significant errors in jury selection that undermined Peterson's right to an impartial jury at the penalty phase. The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment as to guilt but reversed the judgment as to the sentence of death, holding 1 Defendant received a fair trial as to guilt; 2 the trial court erred by dismissing many prospective jurors because of written questionnaire responses expressing opposition to the death penalty, even though the jurors gave no indication that their views would prevent them from following the law; and 3 under United States Supreme Court precedent, these errors required reversal of the death sentence in this case. Disclaimer: Justia Annotations is a forum for attorneys to summarize, comment on, and analyze case law published on our site. Justia makes no guarantees or warranties that the annotations are accurate or reflect the current state of law, and no annotation is intended to be, nor should it be construed as, legal advice. Contacting Justia or any attorney through this site, via web form, email, or otherwise, does not create an attorney-client relationship.