DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Miranda redux, Associated Press:

In a narrowly split decision, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority expanded its limits on the famous Miranda rights for criminal suspects on Tuesday — over the dissent of new Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said the ruling turned Americans’ rights of protection from police abuse “upside down.”

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion, said a suspect who goes ahead and talks to police after being informed he doesn’t have to has waived his right to remain silent

Classic Miranda warning, you can almost hear Joe Friday’s voice, from About:

Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law.

The Court: “The warning of the right to remain silent must be accompanied by the explanation that anything said can and will be used against the individual in court.”

Short and free legal advice, when Detective Friday warns you that anything you say can be used against you, he means it,  and right now the Supreme Court is backing him up.

Hat tip:  Ed Morrissey, Hot Air.

Libtards for tyranny, by James Rucker, Root:

Either Paul, Stossel and adherents to their philosophy are naive or they’re being disingenuous. There is nothing in our history to suggest that racist businesses would close simply by dint of negative public opinion. Indeed, we have every reason to believe that in some parts of the country they would thrive–people would patronize them because they discriminate, not in spite of it. Further, it’s not clear where Stossel or Paul would draw the line on private discrimination. According to their logic, businesses should be able to refuse to hire people if they are black or brown. Homeowners could decide not to sell their home to someone of a different race. Do we honestly believe that market forces would right those injustices?

Under what theory of  government would you consider free citizens making free choices to be injustice?    I can think of several, but none that would call Jeffersonian.   Look at it like this, if you don’t like the choices that I make, then don’t make them.  Otherwise butt out.

Ambush at Sea, by Ralph Peters, New York Post:

Yesterday’s “aid convoy” incident off the coast of Gaza wasn’t about bringing humanitarian supplies to the terrorist-ruled territory. It wasn’t even about Israel.

It was about Turkey’s determination to position itself as the leading Muslim state in the Middle East.


The lead vessel, the Mavi Marmara, just happened to have an al-Jazeera TV crew on board to film Israel’s response. Ironically, the early videos would’ve been counterproductive, had world leaders and journalists not been programmed to blame everything on Israel.

‘Politics as usual”,  by Kristen Powers, New York Post:

Obama & Co. wanted to clear the primary field for Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodies everything Americans hate about politicians. A party-switching career pol, “Spineless Specter” holds no discernible principles, save his u

Sorry, but this isn’t “change you can believe in.”

Why JWM does not blog as Little Miss Blushing Scarlet O’Hara, by Joy McCann, Little Miss Attica:

Robert Leslie Hymers, III, Sort-Of “Reports” Me to the FBI

For your fisking/snarking pleasure. First, the attorney’s cover note:

Shorter, LMA:  Bring it on!

LMA backgrounder by RSM, Robert Stacy McCain,  Other McCain:

No, the Obama administration isn’t after our blog friend.

When she was a young teenager back in the 1970s, Little Miss Attila spent a few years in a church that she now describes as a cult. That has not endeared her to those who remain within the flock of minister R.L. Hymers Jr., nor has it endeared her to the son of aforesaid minister, who has reported her to the FBI, accusing her of using “religious ‘hate speech’ to harass and stalk my father.”

So noted, Erik Schelzig, Associated Press:

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage.

According to an e-mailed statement obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”

Hat tip:  Michael Laprarie, Wizbang.   For the record, I don’t believe Al Gore invented the Internet either.

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