Legal options were few in handling of Boston bombing suspect

Charles Weisselberg quoted in Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2013

Charles Weisselberg, a UC Berkeley law professor, said the Miranda decision stands mostly as a symbol for legal rights. “Miranda provides very little protection for suspects,” he said. “But it has become shorthand for saying: Are we going to treat him with the rights that we give people in the United States, or is he going to be treated as an enemy combatant with no rights?”