Supreme Court: Right to remain silent must be expressly invoked

In a fractured 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that the right to remain silent must be expressly invoked. Simply remaining mute in the face of police questioning is not the same thing as invoking your 5th Amendment right to remain silent.  Justice Alito wrote for the plurality. Justice Breyer penned the dissent. Salinas v. Texas, http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-246_1p24.pdf



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