Court Rules Miranda Rights Not Necessary For Admissions During FBI Job Interview

Man interviewing for FBI job said he had child pornography on his computer


The FBI did not need to read a job applicant his rights when that man admitted to possession of child pornography in an interview, the 7th Circuit ruled.

"Federal investigative agents will tell you that some cases are hard to solve," the 16-page decision states. "Some cases require years of effort - chasing down false leads and reigning in flighty witnesses. Others require painstaking scientific analysis, or weeks of poring over financial records for a hidden clue. And some cases are never solved at all. … This is not one of those cases."