Hello Obama, Goodbye Liberty!
Obama’s legal team is working on a case to overthrow a 23 year old law that protects defendants from unjust questioning and manipulation by police. Currently police cannot ask a defendant questions if they have asked for an attorney to be present, but that could all change if the admistration gets its way. According to civil rights activists, these liberties are important for juveniles, the mentally ill, and those who are generally uninformed about their basic legal protections.
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