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Submitted by SteveAnderson on


 I found this in my reading today and thought it was amusing.  The synopsis is here and I'll provide a couple key excerpts below.

BLUF: "The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit holds that when a suspect is asked if he wants an attorney and replies “yeah, I do, but you . . .,” the request is equivocal and police may continue with questioning."

One of the criteria they used in their decision is below:

"The court of appeals considered several facts which would have lead police officers to believe that Hampton’s request was not unequivocal. ...  [H]e equivocated in the second statement and when he added “but you . . .” to the first statement."

If only he had used "and"...