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MIRANDA RIGHTS

An arrestee’s silence during police questioning does not constitute an implicit assertion of his rights under Miranda v. Arizona. See “Court: Silence does not implicitly invoke Miranda right” Berghuis v. Thompkins, No. 08-1470.  June 1, 2010. Lawyers USA No. 993-1951.

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SEX OFFENDERS

Congress had the power to enact a statute allowing federal officials to civilly commit prisoners deemed “sexually dangerous persons” after their prison terms conclude. See “Court oks civil commitment of the ‘sexually dangerous’” U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. v. Comstock, No. 08-1224.  ...

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SENTENCING

Sentencing a juvenile to life without parole in non-murder cases violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. See “High Court: juvenile life sentences unconstitutional” U.S. Supreme Court. Graham v. Florida, No. 08-7412. May 17, 2010. Lawyers USA No. 993-1902.

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