HOUSTON, TX, Jun 13 (MARKET WIRE) —
Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd has published a new series of
articles discussing two recent attempts to lessen the Miranda Rights of
suspects in criminal investigations.
Floyd’s first article, The Continued Assault on Miranda, discusses the
Obama Administration’s delicate balancing act in considering modifying
the long-standing public safety exception of Miranda v. Arizona,
potentially adopting the politically popular sentiment that “Miranda
warnings” should not be given to terror suspects.
In another piece, U.S. Supreme Court Takes another Bite Out of Miranda,
Floyd discusses Berghuis v. Thompkins, a recent U.S. Supreme Court
decision which requires that a criminal suspect unambiguously invoke his
or her right to remain silent.
“Thompkins stands as yet another indication that the Supreme Court would
constitutionally bless any attempt by the Obama administration and
Congress to modify the ‘public safety exception’ in terrorism cases. In
three cases this year alone the high court has tightened the noose around
Miranda’s neck — and as pointed out by Justice Sotomayer, the court had
to walk over a number of precedents to justify that noose tightening. We
believe that unless this dangerous trend is reversed soon, before the
next quarter of this century has passed, Miranda will have been overruled
and hang as a relic in some legal museum,” says Floyd.
For the Firm’s publications regarding this topic and other articles
relevant to criminal law from a defense perspective visit
http://www.johntfloyd.com/. For publications regarding other recent
decisions by the Supreme Court visit
About the John T. Floyd Firm:
Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd has been rated as among the best and
brightest attorneys practicing criminal law and has been recognized as
one of Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People (2008, 2009), Top Lawyers:
Criminal Defense (2008, 2009, 2010) and has earned a “Superb” rating,
scoring 10/10, from AVVO. He has appeared on national television and
radio programs as an expert on criminal law related issues and has been
quoted in newspapers and other news outlets throughout the country.
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