John Dee Larsen, Appellant, v. Orvil Stiles, Acting Warden of Idaho State Penitentiary, State of Idaho, Appellee, 417 F.2d 634 (9th Cir. 1969)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 417 F.2d 634 (9th Cir. 1969) July 11, 1969

Appeal from the United States District Court, District of Idaho, Southern Division; Ray McNichols, Judge; 302 F. Supp. 1309.

Richard R. Black (argued), John R. Black, Pocatello, Ida., for the appellant.

M. Allyn Dingle, Jr. (argued), Sp. Asst. Atty. Gen., Allan G. Shepard, Atty. Gen., Roger B. Wright, Deputy Atty. Gen., Boise, Ida., for appellee.

Before BARNES and JERTBERG, Circuit Judges, and KILKENNY, District Judge* .


The judgment is affirmed for the reasons stated in the order of the District Judge denying appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Inasmuch as appellant's state court conviction, State v. Larsen, 91 Idaho 42, 415 P.2d 685 (1966), preceded Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 86 S. Ct. 1602, 16 L. Ed. 2d 694 (1966), the Miranda rule does not apply. Johnson v. New Jersey, 384 U.S. 719, 86 S. Ct. 1772, 16 L. Ed. 2d 882 (1966). Neither Davis v. North Carolina, 384 U.S. 737, 86 S. Ct. 1761, 16 L. Ed. 2d 895 (1966), nor Greenwald v. Wisconsin, 390 U.S. 519, 88 S. Ct. 1152, 20 L. Ed. 2d 77 (1968) enlarges the scope of Miranda to fit the facts here presented.

On the issue of alleged prejudicial publicity, the District Judge was on sound ground in requiring the appellant to first present this subject to the Idaho Courts. 28 U.S.C. § 2254.


The Honorable John F. Kilkenny, United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, sitting by designation