Brandon L. Garrett / Apparently, you no longer have the right to remain silent - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Brandon L. Garrett / Apparently, you no longer have the right to remain silent

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:01 am

Last week, in a case called Salinas v. Texas that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, the Supreme Court held that you remain silent at your peril. The court said that this is true even before you're arrested, when the police are just informally asking questions. The court's move to cut off the right to remain silent is wrong and also dangerous - because it encourages the kind of high-pressure questioning that can elicit false confessions.

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