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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 04:36 PM
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Court seems divided over Miranda rights case
4:06 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court seemed split Tuesday on whether to require police to read prison inmates their Miranda rights when they question them about crimes unrelated to their incarceration.

The high court heard arguments from Michigan lawyers who want a federal appeals court decision overturned.

Randall Lee Fields was in prison on disorderly conduct charges. Guards took him from his cell to a room where he was questioned by police on a sexual assault. But the police never read him his Miranda rights, and after he was convicted federal judges threw it out ...

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/court-seems-divide...

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 04:38 PM
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1. 'Divided', don't they mean 5-4?
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