It has not been a good week for the famed Miranda warning at the hands of the Supreme Court. In a decision Wednesday, the Court established new, more permissive rules for police who want to question a suspect for a second time after the suspect invokes his Miranda rights to remain silent. And in a Tuesday ruling, the justices said that Florida's alternative wording of the warning is acceptable, even though it does not explicitly state that a suspect has a right to have a lawyer present during questioning.
'Miranda' Dealt One-Two Punch by High Court
The National Law Journal
February 25, 2010