One more step toward fascism

Margaret mairead at
Wed Feb 10 07:18:44 PST 1999

(see for more):

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that despite the Supreme Court's landmark 1966 Miranda decision, prosecutors can use a confession from a suspect who opens his mouth before he has been read his rights.

In a 2-1 ruling Monday, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a 1968 federal law on voluntary confessions takes precedence over the Miranda ruling in federal cases.

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