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Miranda & You: Speak Up After Recent Supreme Court Ruling!

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 in Legislation, National Issues, Sports

On June 1st, the Supreme Court of the United States drastically limited the Miranda rights of those detained by the police in Berghuis v. Thompkins, 08-1470. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that an individual must verbally invoke his or her right to remain silent. Remaining silent no longer invokes the Miranda right and the police may continue to interrogate a detainee until that person verbally states their intention to remain silent. Newly appointed Justice Sotomayor dissented in a strongly worded opinion that criticized the Court's ruling because it provides for a suspect to waive his or her Miranda rights, without showing or stating this intention, by remaining silent and not speaking. Going forward, the public should be aware that if they are detained and interrogated by police, they must verbally invoke their right to remain silent, as well as their right to an attorney. If you or someone you know has been arrested, call Bloom Legal for a consultation at 504-599-9997.

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