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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates "The FDA'S Caution Is Hazardous To Our Health" at Kaufman Center, May 8th

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – April 22, 2013) – Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) will continue its sold out run of Spring 2013 debates on Wednesday, May 8th with “The FDA’S Caution Is Hazardous To Our Health.” The Food and Drug Administration, the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the U.S. federal government, is charged with protecting the public health.Under this mandate, it regulates drugs and medical devices for their safety and effectiveness.But is it a failing mandate?It’s long been argued that the FDA’s long and costly approval processes stifle innovation and keep life-changing treatments from the market.But the question remains: when it comes to public health, is it ever okay to sacrifice safety for speed?

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Resident Fellow at American Enterprise Institute with Peter Huber, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author will argue for the motion.Dr. Jerry Acorn, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School with Dr. David Challoner, V.P. for Health Affairs Emeritus at the University of Florida will argue against the motion.

Intelligence Squared U.S.’s spring season debates are streamed live on Fora.tv. Debates also air on more than 220 NPR stations nationwide and are televised nationally on PBS and in the New York area on WNET/Thirteen, WLIW, and NJTV.

WHAT: Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates “The FDA’S Caution Is Hazardous To Our Health”

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 / Reception 5:45-6:30 / Debate 6:45-8:30 PM

WHERE: Kaufman Center/129 W. 67th Street (bet. Broadway and Amsterdam)/New York, NY 10023

TICKETS: $40 ($12 for students w/ID). To purchase, visit http://www.iq2us.org

The debate will take place in front of a live audience at Kaufman Center in New York City. Before the debate, audience members will vote on the motion; afterward, the audience votes again. The team that moves the most voters to its side will be the winning team in this provocative debate.

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Named One of “Five Podcasts that Will Change the Way You Think” by Forbes, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in New York City in 2006 by Robert Rosenkranz, and has grown into an internationally syndicated series heard and watched by millions. The debates have attracted some of the world’s top thinkers including Paul Krugman, Karl Rove, Malcolm Gladwell, Alan Dershowitz, Peter Thiel and Arianna Huffington. Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented over 70 debates on a wide range of provocative topics including global warming, the financial crisis, the marketing of organic foods, and the death of mainstream media. ABC News correspondent John Donvan is the moderator, and the executive producer is Dana Wolfe.

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Does It Matter if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Read Miranda Rights?

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is almost certainly going to jail. For a very long time. The evidence in the criminal complaint is overwhelming and includes:

There has been some controversy as to whether Tsarnaev should be read his Miranda rights. But Miranda is an exclusionary rule. Meaning, the police don’t have to read him his Miranda rights, they just can’t use anything he says against him if it’s determined he was interrogated improperly. Based on the list above, it looks like they’ve got all they need to prosecute Tsarnaev.

Alan Dershowitz, though, says that while all the video evidence may prove Tsarnaev committed the act, it won’t ensure he gets the death penalty. In order to get the death penalty prosecutors will have to prove “terroristic intent” and that will have to come from his statements. If his statements come during a pre-Miranda interrogation they can’t be used against him. Thus, no death penalty.

Dershowitz thinks the much discussed “public safety exception” to Miranda, which allows authorities to interview a suspect to ensure there is no remaining public safety – and still use those statements in court, won’t hold up. He says the authorities celebrated that there was no remaining public safety problem when they arrested Tsarnaev.

Maybe Dershowitz is right that the feds will sacrifice the death penalty by not reading Tsarnaev his Miranda rights. Or maybe the public safety exception will hold up and they can prove his intent. Either way he is going to jail.

The bottom line is that you don’t have a right to have Miranda read to you. You just have a right not to have pre-Miranda statements used against you in court.

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Trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be held in Springfield, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz …

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In this Friday, April 19, 2013 photo taken by the Massachusetts State Police, obtained by The Associated Press and authenticated by a member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, ATF and FBI agents check suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for explosives and also give him medical attention after he was apprehended in Watertown, Mass., at the end of a tense day that began with his older brother, Tamerlan, dying in a getaway attempt. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)

Could the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be held in Springfield?

That possibility was raised by Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who told the website Newsmax that it would be difficult to hold the trial in Boston.

I think he would get as fair a trial as possible under the circumstances, Dershowitz told Newsmax. When you commit horribly heinous offenses youre only entitled to the fairest trial that your alleged offenses justify.”

Springfield hosts at U.S. District Court at the federal building on State Street.

The White House announced today that Tsarnaev will not be tried as an enemy combatant in a military tribunal.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tsarnaev will be prosecuted in the federal court system.

Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Carney says that under U.S. law U.S. citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. Carney says that since Sept. 11, 2001, the federal court system has been used to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists.

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Dershowitz: Either Tsarnaev Will Plead Out Or Use The Trial To ‘Martyr’ Himself And Publicize Militant Views

Harvard University Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz told the hosts of CNN on Monday that the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, would not be a typical criminal prosecution. Dershowitz speculated that either Tsarnaev would take a plea bargain in which he would give authorities tips about other terrorist networks, or he will martyr himself and use the trial to broadcast his militant ideology.

RELATED: Alan Dershowitz Warns Officials Will Regret Skipping Suspects Miranda Rights: May Have Blown Death Penalty Case

CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield detailed the charges against Tsarnaev, which include conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property. The charges carry the potential to receive the death penalty.

Dershowitz said that, having read the affidavit, the government has what he described as an ironclad case against Tsarnaev.

My prediction is this case is not going to go down like an ordinary criminal trial, Dershowitz said. There will either be a plea bargain in which he will exchange information about possible terrorist cells or training to save his life, or hell want to be a martyr and hell admit indeed, boast that he did it.

Dershowitz predicted that Tsarnaev would use the trail to justify his actions through extremist, jihadist principles.

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Alan Dershowitz Warns Officials Will ‘Regret’ Skipping Suspect’s Miranda Rights: May Have ‘Blown’ Death Penalty Case

Civil rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz joined Thomas Roberts on MSNBC this morning to discuss the debate surrounding Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Miranda rights. Criticizing the use of the publi safety exception to delay reading him Miranda warnings, Dershowitz warned that, in the end, the decision may backfire.

Dershowitz insisted that authorities would come to regret not reading Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, partly because there was never any basis for the public safety exception, but, more significantly, because they may have blown their chances of getting a death penalty conviction. Why? Because theyll need to be terrorist intentions, but the information they get may not be admissible in court.

They are using the public safety exception as an excuse, and they are using it because they dont think it will hurt them because they can establish the crime, Dershowitz asserted. How will they find out what was in the mind of the defendant? By asking him questions. If those answers are excluded, they will come to regret not having given him his Miranda warnings.

Tsarnaev does have the right to remain silent, but hes unaware of it, he later added. Were trying to trick him into disclosing information, and that was precisely what Miranda was designed to prevent. If its allowed today with him, an American citizen, where will it stop?

Throughout the segment, as Roberts pointed to various arguments (such as, the homeland is the battlefield), Dershowitz stressed the need to be able to decipher Tsarnaevs motives and intentions and being able to present that information in court.

There will be a price to be paid for it, he warned.

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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates "The FDA'S Caution Is Hazardous To Our Health" at Kaufman Center, May 8th

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – April 22, 2013) – Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) will continue its sold out run of Spring 2013 debates on Wednesday, May 8th with “The FDA’S Caution Is Hazardous To Our Health.” The Food and Drug Administration, the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the U.S. federal government, is charged with protecting the public health.Under this mandate, it regulates drugs and medical devices for their safety and effectiveness.But is it a failing mandate?It’s long been argued that the FDA’s long and costly approval processes stifle innovation and keep life-changing treatments from the market.But the question remains: when it comes to public health, is it ever okay to sacrifice safety for speed

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Does It Matter if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Read Miranda Rights?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev yearbook Image source: Boston.com Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is almost certainly going to jail. For a very long time. The evidence in the criminal complaint is overwhelming and includes: There has been some controversy as to whether Tsarnaev should be read his Miranda rights

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Trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be held in Springfield, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz …

tsarnaev.jpg In this Friday, April 19, 2013 photo taken by the Massachusetts State Police, obtained by The Associated Press and authenticated by a member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, ATF and FBI agents check suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for explosives and also give him medical attention after he was apprehended in Watertown, Mass., at the end of a tense day that began with his older brother, Tamerlan, dying in a getaway attempt. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police) Could the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be held in Springfield

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Dershowitz: Either Tsarnaev Will Plead Out Or Use The Trial To ‘Martyr’ Himself And Publicize Militant Views

Harvard University Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz told the hosts of CNN on Monday that the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, would not be a typical criminal prosecution. Dershowitz speculated that either Tsarnaev would take a plea bargain in which he would give authorities tips about other terrorist networks, or he will martyr himself and use the trial to broadcast his militant ideology. RELATED: Alan Dershowitz Warns Officials Will Regret Skipping Suspects Miranda Rights: May Have Blown Death Penalty Case CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield detailed the charges against Tsarnaev, which include conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property

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Alan Dershowitz Warns Officials Will ‘Regret’ Skipping Suspect’s Miranda Rights: May Have ‘Blown’ Death Penalty Case

Civil rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz joined Thomas Roberts on MSNBC this morning to discuss the debate surrounding Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Miranda rights. Criticizing the use of the publi safety exception to delay reading him Miranda warnings, Dershowitz warned that, in the end, the decision may backfire

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