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Tag Archives: ‘Miranda’ rights

Pre-Miranda silence can be used

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person’s silence against them if it comes before he’s told of his right to remain silent. The 5-4 ruling comes in the case of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted ...

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Court worried about pre-‘Miranda’ silence

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court seems worried about letting prosecutors use a suspect’s pre-Miranda silence against them in court. The justices heard an appeal Wednesday from Genovevo Salinas. During police questioning, and before he was arrested or read his ...

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Comprehension of ‘Miranda’ rights measured

A new tool measures how well a defendant understands Miranda warnings. Developed by Richard Rogers, a professor of psychology at University of North Texas and a Miranda expert, the Standardized Assessment of Miranda Abilities (SAMA) is a form of standardized ...

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Second Circuit reverses course following High Court decision

A 2010 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is behind a ruling change by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a case involving a defendant’s rights against self-incrimination. At issue is whether Gordon J. Plugh, 39, formerly of Rochester ...

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Court: Suspects must say they want to be silent

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — 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.”

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