Small Majority Approved of Miranda Rights for Terror Suspects

The capture of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, has revived a debate over how terrorism cases are handled in the United States, including whether suspected terrorists should be read their Miranda rights, which include the right to an attorney and the right to remain silent, and how quickly.

There has not been much recent polling on this issue, but surveys conducted when this debate was last in the news, in 2010, found that a small majority of Americans favored informing suspected terrorists of their Miranda rights. [cont.]

Micah Cohen, FiveThirtyEight (NYT)

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