NEWS: Attorney General Proposes Altering Miranda Protections In Terrorism Cases
ACLU reports that the Attorney General has disclosed that the Obama administration “would seek a new law to loosen the requirement that terrorism suspects be informed of their constitutional rights during interrogation.”
President Obama has taken many important steps to restore respect for the Constitution and the rule of law, but his attorney general is now proposing that Congress chip away at the cherished Miranda protections. It’s disappointing to hear Mr. Holder suggest that Americans should trade their freedoms for security. Congress should strongly reject this proposal and the underlying argument that the Constitution doesn’t work. Gradually dismantling the Constitution will make us less free, but it will not make us more safe.
Laura W. Murphy, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office