SCOTUS Trashes the 5th Amendment. What’s Left of the Bill of Rights?

shortlink here http://wp.me/p38Pt0-ei

“Over the years, the lower courts had been divided on whether prosecutors can point to the “precustodial” silence of suspects.  Today the Court resolved that conflict, holding that because Salinas failed to invoke his right to remain silent in response to the officers’ questions, his silence was fair game at his trial. The Court reasoned that the privilege against self-incrimination applies only when it is asserted, and that merely remaining silent in response to questions is not enough.”

http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/details-salinas-v-texas/

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About highboldtage

60 something ya. Libertarian Socialist, community activist, writer and troubador.
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