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The Kentucky-Iraq Defendants Waived Miranda and Presentment, and the Government "Conducted Extensive Interrogation" Thereafter

In response to my post earlier today on Senator McConnell's call for the defendants in the Kentucky-Iraq case to be transferred to GTMO, the  spokesman for DOJ's National Security Division (Dean Boyd) shares the following information:


Interrogation, Miranda, and Invocations of the Rights to Silence and to Counsel: The FBI Guidance in Context

A few thoughts worth bearing in mind in light of the FBI “guidance” memo Ben describes below and the considerable attention it is generating.

There is a tendency in this debate to conflate rules of evidentiary admissibility with rules that might more generally restrain the conduct of government agents.  So let’s disaggregate these strands.

Does the change in the FBI’s policy guidance have implications for what methods of interrogation could be used? 

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Wall Street Journal on New Miranda Rules

Evan Perez of the Wall Street Journal has this very interesting piece reporting that "New rules allow investigators to hold domestic-terror suspects longer than others without giving them a Miranda warning, significantly expanding exceptions to the instructions that have governed the handling of criminal suspects for more than four decades." Writes Perez:


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