Posted on June 3, 2009 at 2:45am
Supreme Court rules police can initiate suspect's questioning
Reuters online May 26, 2009 12;34 EDT
By James Vicini
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that police, under certain circumstances, can initiate an interrogation of a suspect without the defendant's lawyer being present.
By a 5-4 vote, the conservative majority overruled a 23-year-old Supreme Court decision that barred the police from initiating questioning after a defendant asserted the… Continue