Andy

December 16, 2013

The Supreme Court Just Took Away Your Right to Remain Silent

'Justice Samuel Alito blithely responded that Salinas was "free to leave" and did not assert his right to remain silent. He was silent. But somehow- without a lawyer- and without being told his rights- he should have affirmatively "invoked" his right to not answer questions.'

The Supreme Court Just Took Away Your Right to Remain Silent

On Monday- in a case called Salinas v. Texas that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves- the Supreme Court held that you remain silent at your peril. The court said that this is true even before you're arrested- when the police are just informally asking questions. The court's move to…