I should probably disclose that I am a long time friend of the Judge presiding over this case, United States District Judge Matthew Brann.
I will assume everybody here has their “Miranda” basics relatively straight.
This case presents an untested aspect to Miranda. The suspect was already charged at the time of his arrest, but the officers did not disclose that fact and he waived his rights.
The question is, should the officers have informed him of the existing charge, before they asked him to waive his rights?
There is no existing precedent, either at the Supreme Court or in any lower federal court for this particular question, so Brann gets to break new Constitutional and legal ground.
We should get an answer within two weeks.