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Obama Decision on Interrogating Suspect Draws Criticism

U.S. President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks from the White House about the capture of Dzhokar Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013. Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- Obama administration’s decision to interrogate Boston Marathon bombing suspect without first warning him of his rights sparked criticism from both sides of the political spectrum about best way to prosecute terrorism cases.

* Justice Dept. officials have said move to question Dzhokar

Tsarnaev, 19, without reading him the Miranda warning of his

right to lawyer and to remain silent is necessary legal tool

in cases of domestic terrorism * Civil liberties groups said tactic raises concerns about

infringing Tsarnaev’s constitutional rights, particularly as

he’s a naturalized u.s. citizen * Four Republican lawmakers criticized administration for not

being tough enough, say Tsarnaev should be designated enemy

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