Joseph H. v. California amicus brief filed

It's my privilege to represent the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children ("APSAC") as amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court. Yesterday, APSAC filed its brief in Joseph H. v. California, which presents the question whether a ten-year-old child is capable of waiving Miranda rights to silence and counsel without the assistance of a lawyer. APSAC participated in the case in order to provide the Court with information regarding cognitive capacity that is specific to abused and traumatized children.

After California files its brief in opposition on April 29, the petitioner will file a reply, and the Court will then decide whether to hear the case.

APSAC's press release on Joseph H. is here. Read the brief here. My previous post on the case is here.