Posts tagged civil rights
Bonus: Do Suspects Have a Right to a Lawyer, Dog?

Many people are incredulous at the Louisiana Supreme Court's refusal to hear an appeal over the conviction of a man who asked police during his interrogation to "give me a lawyer, dog."

According to an opinion written by one of the justices, the request was too ambiguous to count as an invocation of the suspect's Miranda rights. David explains why that's actually correct -- for reasons unrelated to the vernacular usage of "dog."

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