Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Miranda v. Anchando (9th Cir. - August 17, 2011)

If your last name's "Miranda" and you've a party in a criminal appeal, you've got to be thinking you're looking good.  1-0 in the Supreme Court, after all.

But this Miranda is a woman.  She's also filed a habeas petition arising out of her conviction in a tribal court, which you definitely don't see very often.  Something different from the Miranda who changed the cop scenes in subsequent movies and television shows.

This Miranda wins below, but has the grant of habeas relief reversed by the Ninth Circuit.

So this Miranda's unsuccessful.