As permanent budget cuts known as the sequester loom past September, there’s growing concern that cutbacks in public defender funding will chill Sixth Amendment privileges that came from a famous Supreme Court decision.
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The Miranda warning comes from one of the biggest legal cases of the 1960s–and thanks to countless arrest scenes in TV and movies, it’s one of the best-known applications of the Fifth Amendment. But what you don’t know about Miranda could be more significant than you think.
It’s not news that The Daily Show is criticizing Fox News, but this week one segment took a distinctly constitutional turn.
Lyle Denniston looks at how the sequester could affect the ability of defendants to get justice in court if resources for public defenders are cut.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing an “unconstitutional witch hunt,” won’t pursue a defense against doping charges by the US Anti-Doping Agency, in the latest twist in an on-going saga.