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Word is that the Obama administration has sent a special interrogator to speak with the surviving alleged Boston Marathon Bomber for 48 hours before reading him Miranda warnings. The rationale is the "public safety" exception to Miranda would allow such interrogation. See, NY v Quarles, 104 S.Ct 2626 (1984).
Uno problemo: the suspect has been hospitalized and unconscious most of the weekend. By the time he regains consciousness what ever danger may have existed surely will have passed.
Should the suspect be read Miranda as soon as police start talking to him? He's facing the death penalty. If the constitution can be suspended here, who draws the line where it applies? Should the President or a Governor be able to declare a case so important, a suspect so dangerous, that the constitution can be suspended?
Kudos to all the lawyers and judges who donated their time on Sunday to help FIU law students in the moot court problems.
And so another week begins in our beloved REGJB.
See you in court.
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