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4th Circuit: ?Miranda? trumped by 1968 statute (access required)

A criminal defendant's voluntary statement is admissible in federal court, even though police violated the Miranda rule, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. The Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966). But a panel of the Richmond-based appellate court said that Miranda is out, and a "voluntariness" standard from a 31-year-old statute is ...

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