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How Data From Wearable Tech Can Be Used Against You In A Court Of Law

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.03.2015 | Technology
Alexander Howard

When wearable computers can disprove what someone told police, you know you're living in a future that has arrived sooner than expected. According to LancasterOnline, a woman in Pennsylvania has been charged with knowingly filing a false report after forensic evidence and the data from her Fitbit undermined her claim of rape. This case should catalyze a national discussion about when and how suspects can or should disclose data from a wearable computing device.

Interrogating Terrorism Suspects and the Search for Truth

Zoe Dolan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Zoe Dolan

President Obama recently released a statement on the apprehension of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is alleged to have played a role in the attacks on Americans in Benghazi and is now reported to be "talking freely" without a lawyer. Are uncounseled statements by suspects a good thing?

Miranda Rights, "Public Safety" and the Police State

Anne Speckhard | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

When current law supposedly protect us from our doors being broken into and our homes being invasively searched without a warrant it seems contradictory that our electronic items are now potentially open to unchecked law enforcement access.

You Have The Right To A Correct Translation

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2013 | Latino Voices

Cops giving Miranda warnings in Spanish better make sure nothing gets lost in translation. Miranda warnings given in translation to Spanish-speaki...

Having Our Rights Is Not the Same As Understanding Them

Kathryne M. Young | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Kathryne M. Young

As the Supreme Court's criminal procedure jurisprudence becomes more and more like a giant game of Jenga, our public dialogue needs to shift. We can't just talk about which rights we possess; we need to talk about how effectively they can be used -- and how well they match what we think we know.

Top 8 Things We Should Know About Our Miranda Rights

Seriously Skewed | Posted 08.18.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

I still don't know who Miranda is or why she is associated with the right to remain silent but now that the Supreme Court has ruled that a suspect's s...

Supreme Court Rules That Pre-Miranda Silence Can Be Used In Court

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person's silence against them if it comes before he's told of his right to remain silent. ...

Miranda, McVeigh, and the Boston Marathon Bombing: Where's the Distinction?

Adam Banner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

When investigators had their answers and Tsarnaev had already incriminated himself, only then did they read him his rights. He immediately fell silent, protecting the rights previously denied him.

McCain et al vs. The United States Constitution

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It would seem that how some people choose to define depraved hearts depends on what God those depraved hearts worship.

Sabrina Siddiqui

'Rush To Mirandize' Boston Bombing Suspect Blew It, Republican Says | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said Friday the "rush" to read Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarna...

WATCH: Colbert Exposes Laziness Of 'Fox & Friends'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy

Kudos to Stephen Colbert for recognizing that "Fox & Friends" used a pretty limited vocabulary with regards to Dzhokar Tsarnaev receiving Miranda righ...

Legal Issues Surround Bombing Suspect's Miranda Warning

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The hospital-room questioning of the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is generating concern about whether he should hav...

Jon Hammers 'Fox News' For Shredding The Constitution

Posted 04.25.2013 | Comedy

For people who claim to love the constitution, Fox News pundits sure seem to be hemorrhaging amendments according to Jon Stewart. On Wednesday night, ...

Constitutional Rights Do Not Diminsh Where the Crime Is Serious or Strong Evidence of Guilt Exists

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The Boston bombing is so horrific, and the evidence of guilt apparently so overwhelming, that the country might wish to go straight to the punishment stage, but that is not how our system of justice functions.

Let's Not Forget Ourselves

John Michael | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
John Michael

We can all agree that what happened at the marathon is unacceptable in the 21st Century, but I think we can just as easily agree that how we react to such events is just as important as the events themselves.

Luke Johnson

Bombing Suspect Read Miranda Rights | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in a death in the Boston...

Interrogate Boston Bomber for Intelligence & Then Prosecute Him

David Schanzer | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
David Schanzer

The only legal, pragmatic, and effective way to handle this situation is to conduct a lengthy interrogation of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and then prosecute him in United States federal court.

What the Hospital Can Embody in Times of Tragedy

Andrew Boozary | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime
Andrew Boozary

As Boston exhales and is set for recovery, the deepest of sympathies will be redoubled to all those affected. Boylston Street will be run on again, and citizens have been assured that the suspect "will feel the full weight of justice."

The Constitution Applies to All Americans, No Matter What They Are Accused Of

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

It all began in Boston -- when a group of brave colonists resisted the yoke of a despotic king and sought freedom. Protecting Tsarnaev's constitutional rights is the best tribute we could give to the storied legacy of that great city where our freedoms and rights first took hold.

ACLU Concerned About Bombing Suspect's Miranda Rights

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union says it's concerned the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect will be questioned by investigators wit...

Public Defenders To Represent Bombing Suspect

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Federal public defenders have agreed to represent the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Miriam Conrad, the federal defender for...

Report: Miranda Rights Won't Be Read For Boston Bombing Suspect

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Justice Department official says the Boston Marathon bombing suspect will not be read his Miranda rights because the government is inv...

Attorney General Eric Holder: If the President Does It, It's Legal

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

It may be that the time has come to create a "non-political" and "independent" attorney general, one who would serve the interests of the public by upholding the rule of law rather than justifying the whims of the president.

Controversial Queens DA Interrogation Program Ruled Unconstitutional

Roopal Patel | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York
Roopal Patel

A New York appeals court ruled last week that Queens prosecutors' violated the constitution through their interrogation program, which identified people without counsel to interrogate before reading them their Miranda rights.

Supreme Court Rules On Prisoner Miranda Rights

AP | By JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Tuesday investigators don't have to read Miranda rights to inmates during jailhouse interrogations about crimes u...