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Supreme Court: You must speak up if you want to remain silent

June 1, 2010 Politisite 0

The big surprise to this decision is that it came down to a 5-4 split, with Justice Anthony Kennedy providing the deciding vote.  The Supreme Court overturned a ruling from the appeals court that threw out a confession and a conviction in a murder case where the suspect provided monosyllabic answers to questions for three hours before finally admitting guilt, but did not explicitly invoke his right to remain silent.  […]