random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  Your problem, Sacchetti, is intellectual pride. You like to make a fucking song and dance out of every spiritual itch and tremble you get. Now, what I'd suggest, if you're going to lose your faith is that you goddam well go to a dentist and have it pulled. It hurts only if you keep playing with it.

tagged: religion
  —Thomas M. Disch, Camp Concentration, "June 16", p.67.

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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