OPINIONErwin Chemerinsky, The National Law Journal
'Miranda' and the Constitution
The Supreme Court never has recognized a public-safety exception to the constitutional requirement for providing an attorney to a suspect who requests one.
It has become increasingly evident that the Justice Department violated the constitutional rights of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by questioning him without his Miranda warnings. It is disturbing that the DOJ would risk its criminal prosecution by ignoring such basic rules and even more disturbing for what this says as to its view of the Constitution.