…the American Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that police may question a defendant without a lawyer present.
Naturally, the freedom-loving conservatives on the Court saw no worry about the fears of the tyrannical state this time around (in a police powers case? Shocking). Antonin Scalia, well-known as that brilliant jurisprudential mind,1 wrote in his decision that “there is little if any chance that a defendant will be badgered into waiving his right to have counsel present during interrogation.”
To which all I can say is uh-huh.
- You know he’s brilliant because everybody keeps telling you he’s brilliant! [↩]