Miranda Rights

The Constitution Applies to All Americans, No Matter What They Are Accused Of

The Constitution Applies to All Americans, No Matter What They Are Accused Of

By Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, ACLU at 12:28pm

Our country has been shaken by the events coming out of Boston in the past week. First, of course, there was the tragedy and loss of life...

Miranda: If it Ain't Broke…

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 3:39pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

The next time you sit down to watch your favorite crime show (Law & Order: SVU is mine), think about how often you've heard the words: "You have the right to remain silent…" as the detective/cop whips…

Keep Constitution Intact When Interrogating Terrorists

By Michael German, Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:36pm

(Originally posted on Roll Call.)

Over the past two weeks, most Americans have applauded the FBI, the New York Police Department and the other law enforcement agencies that leapt into action after the failed bombing in Times Square to track…

Frying the Small Fish

By Ben Wizner, Director, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 1:43pm

(Originally posted on DailyKos.)

There’s a telling scene near the beginning of The Dark Side, Jane Mayer’s indispensable chronicle of the Bush Administration’s descent into torture and criminality. Shortly after the September 11 attacks,…

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