Question by c(^-v-*)o : Isn’t it EXTREMELY IRONIC Eric Holder is considering suing AZ for “civil rights violations”? Apparently “civil rights” are more important than CONSTITUTIONAL rights to Eric Holder.
On the one hand he thinks this new Arizona law may violate certain individuals civil rights……….
On the other hand he is considering potentially stripping U.S. CITIZENS of basic Miranda rights if they are suspected of domestic terrorism. (I don’t care what you think of the Times Square bomber……….he’s a U.S. citizen)
What do you think?? http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/05/09/holder.arizona.immigration/index.html?hpt=T2
Washington (CNN) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that the Justice Department was considering a federal lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law.
“We are considering all of our options. One possibility is filing a lawsuit,” Holder told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Possible grounds for the lawsuit would be whether the Arizona law could lead to civil rights violations, he said. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/09/eric-holder-miranda-right_n_569244.html
Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time today on ABC’s “This Week” that the Obama administration is open to modifying Miranda protections to deal with the “threats that we now face.”
“The [Miranda] system we have in place has proven to be effective,” Holder told host Jake Tapper. “I think we also want to look and determine whether we have the necessary flexibility — whether we have a system that deals with situations that agents now confront. … We’re now dealing with international terrorism. … I think we have to give serious consideration to at least modifying that public-safety exception [to the Miranda protections]. And that’s one of the things that I think we’re going to be reaching out to Congress, to come up with a proposal that is both constitutional, but that is also relevant to our times and the threats that we now face.”
America’s system of Miranda rights developed out of a 1966 Supreme Court ruling which found that the Fifth Amendment and Sixth Amendment rights of an alleged rapist and kidnapper, Ernesto Arturo Miranda, had been violated during his arrest and trial (Miranda was later retried and convicted).
It just seems if the govt. has the ability to strip you of your rights as a U.S. citizen, then YOU DON”T HAVE RIGHTS………..you have privileges granted by the govt.
qncy…………..”You do realize civil rights are those rights that are protected by the US Constitution right”
Yes. So why is Eric Holder trying to play both sides?? Best answer:
Answer by robot_hooker5
As head of the DOJ, Holder should read the law before making comment.
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