Edwards v. Arizona 451 U.S. 477 (1981) Oregon v. Bradshaw 462 U.S. 1039 (1983)
EDWARDS v. ARIZONA 451 U.S. 477 (1981) OREGON v. BRADSHAW 462 U.S. 1039 (1983)
In Edwards, involving application of the miranda rules, the Court held that when an accused has invoked his right to have counsel present during interrogation, he has not waived that right simply by responding to further police interrogation unless he himself initiated additional communication. In Bradshaw the defendant, who had been advised of his rights and had asked for an attorney, later initiated a conversation with an officer who reminded him that he had no obligation to speak to the police. The prisoner said he understood, continued talking, and confessed. A plurality of the Court decided that the conviction in Bradshaw involved no breach of the rule of Edwards, which was meant to prevent badgering by the police.
Leonard W. Levy