Friday, May 7, 2010

Attorney General Holder Defends Mirandizing Gulf Oil Spill

Venice, Louisiana--The Justice Department is fending off allegations that Attorney General Eric Holder will Mirandize "anything that moves" after he granted the Gulf oil spill protections against self-incrimination in court.

Holder administered the Miranda warnings to swaths of oil creeping onshore before cleanup crews mopped up too much of the alleged environmental offender.

A Justice Department spokesperson defended Holder's actions, saying "Now that the Obama Administration has taken an almost exclusively criminal law approach to what it now calls man-caused disasters, reading a giant oil slick its right to remain silent makes a lot of sense."

Associated article: Charles Krauthammer

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