Miranda rights for minors

Los Angeles Times

June 20, 2011


It's obvious except to a minority of the Supreme Court that a juvenile being questioned by the police will feel less able to get up and leave than an adult in the same situation. Adapting that reality to the requirements of the Miranda rule, a five-member majority held this week that courts must consider a suspect's age in deciding whether he should have been read his rights. Any other decision would have been unconscionable.
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