Be afraid. Be very afraid.
“. . . By a 5-4 vote, the conservative majority overruled a 23-year-old Supreme Court decision that barred the police from initiating questioning after a defendant asserted the right to an attorney at an arraignment or similar proceeding.”
“The 1986 decision held that once a defendant invoked the right to counsel, only the suspect, and not the police, can initiate the contact.”
“The ruling was the latest in a recent string by conservative justices expanding the power of police to question suspects, but it does not change the landmark 1966 ruling barring the police from questioning a suspect who invoked the right to remain silent or have a lawyer present.”
“Liberal Justice John Paul Stevens, the author of the 1986 decision, disagreed. In dissent, Stevens said the dubious benefits of overruling the decision are far outweighed by damage to the rule of law and the integrity of the constitutional right to an attorney.”
The Constitutional Republic of the United States is dead. Welcome to the
Fascist Socialist States of North America (FSSNA)
where your life, and the lives of your G.I.V.E.-inducted children, are a precious commodity in service to the Police State of the Obama Fatherland.