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Old April 20 2013, 03:03 AM   #177
Snaploud
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Re: Reports of explosions at 2013 Boston Marathon

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He wasn't mirandized because of a "public safety exception"; I'm wondering if it will be an issue at trial
Since that exception is allowed under the law, I doubt its use could be exploited by the defense in that way.
I wanted to check if it has ever been challenged; is it part of the Patriot act?
It comes from a 1980 Supreme Court decision called New York v. Quarles:

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/pu...1/legal_digest
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