Breaking News...FAR right wing Supreme Court strikes down Miranda rights 5-4

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    Do the American people need any MORE evidence right wing America is ANTI-freedom? What NEXT, guilty until proven innocent???

    Court: Suspects must say they want to be silent


    By JESSE J. HOLLAND (AP) – 1 hour ago

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that suspects must explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke Miranda protections during criminal interrogations, a decision one dissenting justice said turns defendants' rights "upside down."

    A right to remain silent and a right to a lawyer are the first of the Miranda rights warnings, which police recite to suspects during arrests and interrogations. But the justices said in a 5-4 decision that suspects must tell police they are going to remain silent to stop an interrogation, just as they must tell police that they want a lawyer.

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court's newest member, wrote a strongly worded dissent for the court's liberals, saying the majority's decision "turns Miranda upside down."

    "Criminal suspects must now unambiguously invoke their right to remain silent — which counter-intuitively, requires them to speak," she said. "At the same time, suspects will be legally presumed to have waived their rights even if they have given no clear expression of their intent to do so. Those results, in my view, find no basis in Miranda or our subsequent cases and are inconsistent with the fair-trial principles on which those precedents are grounded."
     
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    Wait until they reverse ObamaCare
     
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    The Founding Fathers fought the British to get their Miranda Warnings! This is a sham and Sonia's wise Latina vagina says so!
     
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    Fuck you Frank, you right wing STATIST scum bag.
     
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    big fucking deal
     
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    You have to invoke your right to remain silent, you can't just mime it anymore AND you have the right to opt out of ObamaCare

    Happy Days are here again
     
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    You have to invoke your right to remain silent, you can't just mime it anymore AND you have the right to opt out of ObamaCare

    Happy Days are here again
     
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    ZOMG!!!

    When the po-leece ask if you understand these rights, you have to answer "yes"

    WHAT A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE
     
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    I'll have to read the decisions before forming a real opinion but I have to say I find this surprising.
     
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    and declare America an OFFICIAL CHRISTIAN nation

    so only christians will have rights
     

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