Prof. Eric Freedman Quoted in Newsday Story on Handling of Boston Marathon Bombing Case

Eric M. Freedman, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law

Professor Eric Freedman was quoted in the Newsday article: Boston Marathon bombing suspect not read Miranda rights; Justice Department’s decision spurs debate.


Eric M. Freedman, a constitutional law professor at Hofstra University, said the notion that the bombing case should be handled as a military matter is “completely outrageous.”

“It’s a slap in the face to the Constitution,” he said. “There is no possibly sound theory in which this set of crimes should be prosecuted in any way other than the regular criminal justice system.”

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