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New York's highest court upholds emergency exemption to Miranda rights

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New York’s highest court ruled Thursday that police can interrogate suspects without reading their Miranda rights or providing a lawyer when they reasonably believe there’s a serious, ongoing emergency. The Court of Appeals said the emergency exception to a defendant’s rights applies even when authorities don’t know for certain a crime happened. “The emergency doctrine is premised on reasonableness, not certitude,” Judge Victoria Graffeo wrote. The court’s other six judges agreed. They upheld prosecutors’ use ...

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October 18, 2013
12:44 a.m.

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Twenty-one years in law enforcement tells me this case is headed to the US Supreme Court for further review...

October 18, 2013
11:35 a.m.

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The last step before fascism.