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The Miranda Question: Why the Boston suspect didn’t get read his rights

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When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apprehended late Friday night after a harrowing 22-hour manhunt, Justice Department officials said the suspect would  be questioned without first reading him his Miranda rights.

The decision not to inform Tsarnaev of his right to remain silent and have a lawyer present has been warmly received by some Republican members of Congress but was met with resistance from civil liberties groups. Over the weekend, the ACLU issued a statement warning that “we must not waver from our tried-and-true justice system, even in the most difficult of times.”

On Monday, the ACLU’s Michael German joined the NOW with Alex Wagner panel to discuss Miranda rights and the legal way forward for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The Miranda Question: Why the Boston suspect didn't get read his rights

Updated