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Ruling shifts Miranda burden to suspect

By Jill King Greenwood
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

The Miranda rights warning made familiar with regular recitation by cops in Hollywood and on TV will not change because of Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling that suspects must explicitly state their desire to remain silent.

But a Duquesne University professor said he worries the 5-4 decision, the third impacting rights established by the landmark 1966 case Miranda v. Arizona, signals a possible end to the reading of the constitutional rights within the decade.

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