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Eric Holder: Hey, Let’s Change Miranda

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says he is discussing with Congress possible modifications in the law where police are required to inform suspects of the right to remain silent.

The administration has been criticized for reading Miranda rights to the suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt and to the suspect in the Christmas Day attempt to blow up an airliner over Detroit.

Holder, speaking Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” said both suspects continued to talk to law enforcement after the Miranda warnings.

But he said the administration needs to consider at least modifying the public safety exception for reading a suspect his rights to ensure law enforcement can act with flexibility and within constitutional bounds.

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