Are TSA Screenings Custodial?

Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), requires that law enforcement officers read certain warnings to suspects before subjecting them to custodial interrogation. Failure to do so renders the defendant's statements elicited thereby inadmissible in court. One of the key factors in determining whether Miranda applies to a particular…

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The Autumnal Unpleasantness

This will in all likelihood be my only commentary on The Autumnal Unpleasantness. If you don't know what that is, try and keep it that way. First this tweet: [quotetweet tweetid=29220245128] And also, this DM I sent to Trey: And that remains the sum of my evaluation of the…

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New Apartment

{qtvr https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wopsr-content/uploads/2010/10/DSC_1541-Panorama.mov 450 300} I move in December 3. The bedroom is above, and is open on the large living area.…

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Electricity is a Mystery

A few months ago, Gus posted a link to an image purporting to be a scan from a children's science textbook:Gus was skeptical of the image's authenticity. Obviously the image had been altered to show a gun in the girl's hand rather than what the hairdryer that was probably…

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How I Got Here

Last time, I told you that I got myself a lovely job with Ardiwa, the American Retirement and Disability Insurance and Welfare Administration*. Here's the story of how I got it. Since being admitted to the bar in Key Midwestern Swing State, I practiced general law out of my mother's…

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On the Thing Into Which I Have Gotten Myself

Right then. So. I got a job. And I'd bet someone is wondering what kind of job it is. So I will tell you. First, keep in mind a few things. I have a law degree, which was very expensive. I owe approximately $100k on it still. I have a…

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