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State v. Rivet

Docket No. 20080008
Oral Argument: Monday, June 16, 2008 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Thomas Edward Rivet, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : HOMICIDE
Appeal From
Case No. 07-K-00696
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Steven L. Marquart
2008 ND 145752 N.W.2d 611
Oral Argument 6/16/2008

Highlight

Prosecutor's use of a defendant's post-arrest silence after receiving Miranda warnings to impeach a defendant's exculpatory story, told for the first time at trial, violates the defendant's right to due process.
Although the right to remain silent is a personal constitutional right, under these circumstances, the violation of defendant's right to remain silent so impacted co-defendant's right to a fair trial as to necessitate a reversal of the co-defendant's judgment as well.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
04/09/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF-RIVET (e-filed) View
04/21/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF-LUGERT (e-filed) View
05/21/2008 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Reid Alan Brady - 05696
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Mark Taylor Blumer - 04669

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 01/09/2008 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 01/07/2008
2 01/09/2008 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 01/07/2008
3 02/21/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
4 02/21/2008 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 02/29/2008
5 02/29/2008 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 9-24-07; 9-25-07; 9-26-07; 9-27-07; & 9-28-07 (5 vols.)
6 02/29/2008 DISK - TRA (9-24-07, 9-25-07, 9-26-07, 9-27-07, & 9-28-07) (e-mailed)
7 03/03/2008 Certificate of Service of Transcripts on counsel
8 03/03/2008 (This case is consolidated w/20080011; make all docket entries, except DIS & MAN, in this case)
9 03/04/2008 RECORD ON APPEAL & Exhibits (Not rec'd: 3,14,22,35,&127-Tapes; 119-Steno Notes; 93-State's Exh. 26-
10 03/04/2008 Exh. 26--White Tennis Shoes; & 98--State's Exh. 31--Bag w/cable-phone cord)
11 04/09/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF for Lugert (letter dated April 9, 2008)
12 04/09/2008 ACTION BY Chief Deputy Clerk (MAT-Lugert) - Granted : 04/21/2008
13 04/09/2008 E-FILED MOTION (MAT/fax)
14 04/09/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF-RIVET (e-filed) View
15 04/09/2008 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
16 04/09/2008 APPELLANT APPENDIX - RIVET (PDF) e-filed
17 04/09/2008 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA) PDF
18 04/09/2008 Received $25 surcharge for ATB-RIVET (Receipt #18076).
19 04/16/2008 Received 7 copies of ATB-RIVET from Central Duplicating
20 04/16/2008 Received 6 copies of ATB-RIVET from Central Duplicating
21 04/21/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF-LUGERT (e-filed) View
22 04/21/2008 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB-LUGERT)
23 04/21/2008 APPELLANT APPENDIX - LUGERT (PDF) E-FILED
24 04/21/2008 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA-LUGERT) PDF
25 04/22/2008 Received $25 surcharge for ATB-LUGERT (Receipt #18084).
26 04/24/2008 Received copies of Lugert's ATB from Central Duplicating Services
27 04/24/2008 Received copies of Lugert's Supplemental Appendix from Central Duplicating Services
28 05/19/2008 Motion to Substitute counsel
29 05/19/2008 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Motion to Substitute counsel) - Granted
30 05/21/2008 State's Response to Motion for Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel - no objection & Aff. Service
31 05/21/2008 APPELLEE BRIEF View
32 05/21/2008 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
33 05/27/2008 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
34 05/29/2008 Received $25 surcharge for e-filing Appellees' Brief
35 05/30/2008 Certificate of Service of Appellee's Brief on Monty Mertz by e-mail on May 30, 2008
36 06/16/2008 APPEARANCES: Mark T. Blumer; Monty G. Mertz; Reid A. Brady
37 06/16/2008 ARGUED: Blumer; Mertz; Brady
38 06/16/2008 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
39 07/21/2008 DISPOSITION
40 07/21/2008 UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
41 07/21/2008 Judgment e-mailed to Parties
42 08/12/2008 MANDATE
43 08/14/2008 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
44 07/23/2019 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed