In Cook v. Warden, No. 10-13334 (April 20, 2012),
the Court affirmed the denial of habeas relief, finding Cook’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel to be unsupported by the record. The Court also rejected the argument that the petitioner’s confession to his father, an FBI agent, should have been suppressed, because he was not given Miranda warnings. "[N]o Miranda violation occurs when a suspect confesses to a family member who is employed in law enforcement, even when the family member – acting in his private capacity – urges the suspect to speak."