I remember studying Miranda and a couple of other significant constitutional law cases in school. We also learned that the case decision didn’t necessarily help the individual. It wasn’t Miranda, but another one got stabbed to death in jail after his case was decided, Escebedo, I think.
So, Professor Friedman alerts us to an irony in:
Here’s an irony of sorts. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has held the rule of Melendez-Diaz not to be retroactive — and it did so in Commonwealth v. Melendez-Diaz, 2011 WL 3000275 — yes, involving a prior conviction of the same Luis Melendez-Diaz.