Cassell and Guiora Debate Miranda Rights in Federalist Society ‘Teleforum’

On Thursday, March 31, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professors Amos Guiora and Paul Cassell will debate in a teleforum sponsored by the International & National Security Law Practice Group of the Federalist Society. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Practice Groups Director of the Federalist Society, will moderate.

The debate, to be held at 1:00 p.m. (MDT), is titled “Miranda Warnings and Terror Suspects.”  The two will argue the extent to which law enforcement personnel are required to read the standard Miranda warning to terror suspects, and whether the reading of such a warning compromises the government’s ability to investigate acts of terror, both prospectively and retrospectively, or whether a public safety exception for terror suspects effectively erodes a vital protection for all criminal suspects.

To participate live and ask questions, call 1-888-752-3232.  No pre-registration is necessary. The event will also be Podcast.

Guiora has also written recently on this topic, and his article is accessible here.