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Didnt talk... must be guilty
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This week’s headline is based on the premise that someday, perhaps someday really soon, a prosecutor -- or a solicitor, as we call them here in South Carolina -- might say something like it in a courtroom. Last week, as a Washington Post headline read, the Supreme Court ruled prosecutors can use a suspect’s silence as evidence of guilt. Now, let’s get one thing clear right away: the ruling is not about “taking the Fifth,” as in invoking our Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate ourselves in court.