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Justices Ease Rules on Questioning

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posted on May, 26 2009 @ 02:52 PM
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Justices Ease Rules on Questioning


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a long-standing ruling that stopped police from initiating questions unless a defendant's lawyer was present, a move that will make it easier for prosecutors to interrogate suspects.

''The police interrogation in this case clearly violated petitioner's Sixth Amendment right to counsel,'' Stevens said. Overruling the Jackson case, he said, ''can only diminish the public's confidence in the reliability and fairness of our system of just
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posted on May, 26 2009 @ 02:52 PM
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The Justice Department, in a brief signed by Solicitor General Elena Kagan, said the 1986 decision ''serves no real purpose'' and offers only ''meager benefits.'' The government said defendants who don't wish to talk to police don't have to and that officers must respect that decision. But it said there is no reason a defendant who wants to should not be able to respond to officers' questions.


What?

Puleaseeeee

Only the educated or rich will know that they have a right to an attorney. This will make many more people go to jail.

Just imagine, they are asking you questions and screaming so loud that they can't even hear you scream "I want my lawyer".

How many such incidents do you think will appear?

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