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Post-Gazette Publishes Op-Ed by David Harris on "Misunderstanding Miranda" in the Boston Bombing Case

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April 23, 2013

Professor David Harris published an op-ed article on the use and misuse of Miranda warnings in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  An excerpt:

The Obama administration's interpretation of the public safety exception is suspect; its announcement that no Miranda rights would be given was transparently political, aimed at avoiding criticism from conservative quarters. Worst of all, the administration seemed to be telling the public that Miranda warnings are just petty rules -- another instance of hyper-technical laws that get in the way of real justice. This is dead wrong, and it shows grave disrespect for the rule of law and the Constitution -- the very things that make our country great.

Read the full article here.


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