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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.

D.T. GAYDOS
Greensburg

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