How the Supreme Court makes a mess of things
The court ruled in the latest case that police may have to give Miranda warnings to juvenile suspects in some situations where they could question adults without doing so. Although the Miranda decision did not spell out age-based distinctions, "commonsense reality" . . . "A child's age is far 'more than a chronological fact,' " Justice Sotomayor wrote, citing precedents dating to the 1940s. . . .
It would be interesting to see if this decision increase juvenile crime rates.