Supreme Court Weakens Miranda Rights

“The right to remain silent” now requires you to speak: The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday that criminal suspects must explicitly tell police interrogators that they wish to remain silent in order to receive Miranda protections. Previously, that right had been a given. The decision split the court along its familiar conservative-liberal fault line. Writing the dissenting opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that the decision “turns Miranda upside down . . . suspects will be legally presumed to have waived their rights even if they have given no clear expression of their intent to do so.”

Read it at Associated Press

Tagged with:
Posted in Politics
One comment on “Supreme Court Weakens Miranda Rights
  1. Dr. O. P. Sudrania says:

    When the criminals start misusing the law and its provisions to protect the law abiding citizens, the law takes its blind course(my interpretation).

    That is why, the statue (Lady Justice) has been erected in various countries, which shows a balance in one hand and sword in another hand and blind folded. It speaks volumes, “What is Law”. Have a look at the following URL:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Justice

    It is unfortunate, but a misuse results in disuse and dismemberment. Very unfortunate. Someone has to owe the responsibility. These people should be branded as mass criminals who debar the rest of the society for their wrong doings by taking undue advantage of the “Law of the Land”.

    They certainly deserve the harshest punishment. The difficulty is, when some innocent get caught in this cobweb. What do you do then? Perhaps there are no quick fixes and ready answers to everything.
    God bless.
    Dr. O. P. Sudrania

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Clustrmaps
Stats (July 2006-)
  • 146,352 unique hits
FAIR USE NOTICE
This site may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. This material is distributed without profit.
%d bloggers like this: