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Are police required to re-Mirandize for new charges? U.S. Supreme Court justices to consider issue (access required)

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered last week whether a jail inmate must be Mirandized before police can question him about an unrelated charge. The case, Howes v. Fields, involves Randall Fields, who was jailed on a charge of disorderly conduct when police questioned him over unrelated allegations that he had sex with a minor. After seven hours of questioning and repeatedly saying he no longer wanted to talk, the defendant admitted to two acts of sexual conduct with the minor. He was convicted on the sex charge.

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