Miranda Rights Revisions Cause Public Concern
A letter to Attorney General Eric Holder signed by thirty-five organizations including OSPC expressed concern over the proposed expansion of the public safety exception to Miranda v. Arizona.

May 19, 2010

A letter to Attorney General Eric Holder signed by thirty-five organizations including the Open Society Policy Center expressed concern over the proposed expansion of the public safety exception to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona.

Congressional expansion of this exception would weaken the constitutional right against self-incrimination by broadening the circumstances under which terrorism suspects need not be advised of their Miranda rights while under interrogation.

The letter emphasizes that current law provides all the flexibility that is needed to address imminent terrorist threats while still allowing statements by the accused to be used in criminal prosecution.

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