Goodbye, Miranda Rights

Hamilton Nolan · 06/01/10 02:56PM

"The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that suspects must explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke Miranda protections during criminal interrogations." You must speak your right to silence. Makes perfect sense, here on Mars. [AP via Wonkette. Related.]

Obama Ready to Screw With the Miranda Rule

Hamilton Nolan · 05/11/10 08:33AM

Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square car bomber, has been, by all accounts, spilling his guts to interrogators. Nevertheless, the fact that he was read his rights has outraged Republicans, who hate rights. And Obama may be amenable to their complaints.