The Supreme Court limited the ability to enforce Miranda rights in a ruling Thursday that said that suspects who are not warned about their right to remain silent cannot sue a police officer for damages under federal civil rights law even if the evidence was ultimately used against them in their criminal trial.
The court’s ruling will cut back on an individual’s protections against self-incrimination by barring the potential to obtain damages.
It also means that the failure to administer the warning will not expose a law enforcement officer to potential damages in a civil lawsuit. It will not impact, however, the exclusion of such evidence at a criminal trial.
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Folks, this basically overturns “the right to remain silent.” It means that you can’t sue the state if a cop fails to tell you your rights.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) June 23, 2022
The activist Supreme Court strikes again.
“It holds that Miranda is not a constitutional right enforceable through a §1983 suit. And so it prevents individuals from obtaining any redress when police violate their rights under Miranda.” – Justice Elena Kagan, dissenting https://t.co/jCDlXNiKU2
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 23, 2022
Breaking: The Supreme Court on Thursday shielded police from being sued by suspects for failing to provide well-known Miranda warnings.
This case is a Los Angeles case called Vega v. Tekoh.
Get the details athttps://t.co/MU1JquA7ME
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 23, 2022
As you watch the Supreme Court today undermine some rights (Miranda!) while expanding others (guns!), don’t forget that it doesn’t have to be this way. Dems control the White House & both branches of Congress for a few months more & could un-pack/re-balance this GOP-packed court.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) June 23, 2022
The Supreme Court has limited the ability to enforce Miranda rights in a ruling that says suspects who aren’t warned about their right to remain silent cannot sue a police officer for damages under federal civil rights law https://t.co/OTRDYAwOhD
— CNN (@CNN) June 23, 2022