White House Seeks “Limited Flexibility” on the Constitution

By: Wednesday May 12, 2010 10:30 am

Robert Gibbs said in his press briefing yesterday that the White House wants “limited flexibility” on reading a suspect their Miranda rights. There’s already a public safety exception to the Miranda ruling, but the Justice Department has basically been stretching the definition of that exception to spend hours interrogating suspects before reading them their rights. [...]

Holder: Congress Should Grant Exception To Law Enforcement Which They’re Already Using

By: Monday May 10, 2010 8:21 am

Attorney General Eric Holder argued that Congress should update the Miranda law that requires law enforcement to read criminal suspects their rights, saying that the government should provide an exception in terrorism cases: In an interview on “This Week,” Holder said that the U.S. needs to exam whether the current rules regarding Miranda warnings give [...]

McCain Hopes Cooperating Suspect In Times Square Case Doesn’t Get Convicted

By: Tuesday May 4, 2010 9:55 am

John McCain, the former Presidential candidate and general nutball on security issues, immediately reacted to the arrest of naturalized US citizen Faisal Shahzad in the attempted Times Square bombing by demanding that he not be read his Miranda rights. This is for a suspect who is reportedly cooperating with interrogators: The suspect in the failed [...]

Abdulmutallab Read Miranda Rights Nine Hours After Arrest

By: Monday February 15, 2010 7:49 am

So much for the “50 minutes” talking point. The 23-year-old Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day was read his Miranda rights nine hours after his arrest, according to a detailed chronology released Sunday by senior administration officials. The timing of events during the arrest, initial interrogation [...]

Brennan Did Brief GOP Reps About Abdulmutallab

By: Monday February 8, 2010 7:31 am

If anybody was actually paying attention, they’d see the Republican national security brand melt before their eyes in the past couple weeks. They first smeared the White House about reading Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights. Then it came out that Abdulmutallab was talking after an interrogation process marked by help from his family and [...]

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