“You have the right to remain silent” and the rest of the so-called “Miranda warning” police give suspects has been upheld this morning by the U-S Supreme Court. Iowa Civil Liberties Union executive director Ben Stone, who says the 30-year-old Miranda warning makes cops operate within the rules of the U-S Constitution. In 1970, the nation’s high court issued the ruling which set up the new standard for police interrogations. Stone says a properly-administered Miranda warning actually helps prosecutors, as it confirms confessions were voluntary. Another U-S Supreme Court case due out this week will be watched by Stone and others. It deals with the issue of whether state or federal funds can be used to buy computers for private schools.
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