On This Date in Legal History

On June 13, 1966, the United States Supreme Court decided  (in a 5-4 decision) the landmark case of Miranda v. Arizona.

A mug shot of Ernesto Miranda courtesy of the Arizona Department of Corrections

A mug shot of Ernesto Miranda courtesy of the Arizona Department of Corrections

Chief Justice Earl Warren, who delivered the opinion of the Court, summarized the holding as follows– “we hold that an individual held for interrogation must be clearly informed that he has the right to consult with a lawyer and to have the lawyer with him during interrogation under the system for protecting the privilege we delineate today. As with the warnings of the right to remain silent and that anything stated can be used in evidence against him, this warning is an absolute prerequisite to interrogation.” To learn more about this case, I recommend you listen to an excellent C-Span program at https://goo.gl/wP9LWh.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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