Supreme Court Expands Juveniles Miranda Rights – Wall Street Journal Law Blog – By Nathan Koppel

With little time left before their summer recess, and many cases left to decide, the Supreme Court worked overtime today, releasing five opinions. For our money, the most interesting ruling was this one, in J.D.B v North Carolina, which concerns the Miranda rights of juveniles. In a 5-4 ruling that split along ideological lines, the court held that juveniles enjoy expanded Miranda protection, the famous police duty to warn suspects that they have a “right to remain silent,” which the court adopted in 1966 to help guard against officers coercing confessions. [More: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/06/16/supreme-court-expands-juveniles-miranda-rights/ ]

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Supreme Court Expands Juveniles Miranda Rights – Wall Street Journal Law Blog – By Nathan Koppel