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    i just finished reading the court's decision and it plows absolutely no new ground.  if you want to remain silent, great.  don't answer the police officer's questions.  if you want the police to stop questioning you, however, you need only unequivocally say that you don't want to talk/answer questions, at which point the police MUST stop questioning you.  this has been the law of the land re: request for counsel for many many years.

    what i find interesting about this decision is that four justices could dissent with a straight face.  the dissent is unpersuasive, impractical, and contradicts a long line of uncontroversial precedent.

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