Miranda’s “New Look”

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Obama Administration has said it wants to put possible limitations on Miranda rights given to suspected terrorists, including US citizens. We’ll find out what that might mean.

Law professors Diane Amann, of UC Davis Law School, and Stephen Schulhofer , of NYU School of Law, discuss about what imposing limitations on Miranda rights might entail and how the administration has broadly approached national security issues.


Stephen Schulhofer and Diane Amann

Comments [3]

Bob from Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ

Yes, movies and TV have made Miranda very familiar to the public. But usually as a way for the bad guys to always escape justice. How many TV shows and movies have grossly overblown how many times Miranda has "put some perp back on the street." People think it only hels the accused, not law enforcement.

May. 17 2010 02:00 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Prof. Amann just said we have to be careful in specifying who said what. She also needs to be careful about what who said. Atty. Genl. Holder spoke of tweaking Miranda, in a way that would still be constitutional; Prof. Amann turned this around into "tweaking the Constitution." These are 2 different things. Looking at how Miranda might be constitutionally tweaked would have to be done very carefully (& I'm not saying I'm in favor of it), but it's not the same as tweaking the Constitution itself.

May. 17 2010 01:53 PM
Gary from Upper Left Side

Leonard, please ask your guests if information obtained by police from someone who is under arrest without being read Miranda can be throw out of court automatically all the time?

May. 17 2010 01:32 PM

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