random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  Such writing is a sort of mental masturbation -- he is always f--gg-g his Imagination. I don't mean he is indecent, but viciously soliciting his own ideas into a state, which is neither poetry nor anything else but a Bedlam vision produced by raw pork and opium.

tagged: John Keats, imagination, drugs, insults
  —Lord Byron (on John Keats. ), Fighting Words, p.24.

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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