Tuesday, June 01, 2010

You have the right to remain silent

We are all familiar with the Miranda Warning from television. Today the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion (Berguis v. Thompkins) that tilted the warnings procedure towards the police. Criminal suspects must explicitly invoke their right to remain silent. Check out the SCOTUSwiki for the background of the case with supporting documents; and SCOTUSblog for an initial analysis of the deicison.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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