Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Suspects Can Be Interrogated Without Lawyer

Supreme Court Rules Suspects Can Be Interrogated Without Lawyer

The Associated PressThe Supreme Court has overturned a long-standing ruling that stops police from initiating questions unless a defendant's lawyer is present, a move that will make it easier for prosecutors to interrogate suspects. The high court, in a 5-4 ruling, overturned the 1986 Michigan v. Jackson ruling, which Justice Antonin Scalia said "was poorly reasoned, has created no significant reliance interests and ... is ultimately unworkable."


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