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Opinions:Warden Berghuis v. Thompkins

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In Miranda v. Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court pronounced certain rights for criminal defendants described as the Miranda warnings: right to remain silent, right to an attorney, if they cannot afford an attorney the court will appoint an attorney, and anything they say can be used in a criminal prosecution. Thereafter, law enforcement officers must provide Miranda warnings prior to custodial interrogation. Which party bears the burden of complying with the holding in Miranda v. Arizona? Law enforcement? The suspect? Does the Thompkins opinion suggest the burden lies with the suspect? Do the Miranda warnings apply only when invoked? FindLaw Sarah 23:09, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

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