David Harris in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on the new Miranda ruling

Professor David Harris commented in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on the Supreme Court’s new Miranda ruling.  In the new case, the Court required that anyone in police custody wishing to remain silent and not be questioned must make an affirmative statement, such as “I wish to remain silent.”  Merely refusing to speak is not enough.  Harris says that this will keep people from getting any benefit from Miranda warnings.  “You can’t just be silent, or say, ‘I don’t think I want to talk about this anymore.’ You have to specifically say, ‘I want to remain silent.’ Very few people actually talk that way.”

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