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Miranda Warnings Get High Court Review in Civil-Suit Appeal

Jan. 14, 2022, 9:42 PM

The Supreme Court will consider whether a law enforcement officer’s failure to give Miranda warnings is enough to let a plaintiff bring a federal civil-rights suit.

By granting review of an appeal from law enforcement on Friday, the justices can address what the petition described as an issue that has “caused substantial confusion in the application of constitutional law and police practice.”

A ruling for the plaintiff by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit “not only exposes law enforcement officers to money damages but also risks undermining legitimate policing techniques and investigations,” the petition said.

Opposing review, ...