The judicial twist

Written by Susan Mannella on .

Why columnist Charles Krauthammer keeps pounding on Miranda rights is puzzling ("For Safety's Sake, Forgo Miranda Until We Have All the Information," May 8; "Modernizing Miranda: A New Consensus?" May 15).

He simply needs to ask his buddy, John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, to use any case -- such as the one he used to elbow corporations to buy judges, senators and congresspeople -- to eliminate Miranda rights.

Chief Justice Roberts could use a case such as an unrelated suit against an investment company to achieve this end.

Such a tactic would not, of course, be the result of an activist court. Only liberal judges can be activists as the perpetual conservative infomercial (Fox News) repeatedly informs us.


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