Military Law: Miranda in Uniform

In case there was any doubt, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals made it clear last week that the U.S. Constitution extends to men in uniform. Answering a contention by the Navy's Judge Advocate General that "military law is in nowise affected by constitutional limitations," the court said, "The time is long since past when this court will lend an attentive ear to the argument that members of the armed forces are, by reason of their status, ipso facto deprived of all protections of the Bill of Rights."

With that, the highest military court applied Miranda v. Arizona to...

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