random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  [T]hough some of us like adventure travel, most prefer to sit in the sun like a rack of spareribs, basting ourselves regularly with sauce, and quietly frying, taking care to turn over so we'll be cooked on both sides.

tagged: sunbathing, adventure travel
  —Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses (1990), p. 92.

eviscerating Miranda

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The Supreme Court on Tuesday released its decision in Berghuis v. Thompkins, reversing the 6th Circuit and eviscerating the simple bright line rule of Miranda: The police must advise suspects of their rights; for responses to police questioning to be admissible in court, the suspects must make a knowing, intelligent and voluntary waiver of those […]


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