Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Miranada Rights Eroded

Today the Supreme Court issued a judgement limiting Miranda rights for criminal suspects.

Anything a suspect says may be used against them in a court of law, but the Supreme Court has now decided that suspects must break their silence and tell police they are going to remain quiet, if they wish to not answer questions. And if suspects want a lawyer, they must now request one.

" 'This decision means that police can keep shooting questions at a suspect who refuses to talk as long as they want in hopes that the person will crack and give them some information,' said Richard Friedman, a University of Michigan law professor."

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