50 Years of Miranda

Posted on 04-28-2016 by
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“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?”

This landmark Supreme Court case ruled that detained criminal suspects, prior to police questioning, must be informed of their constitutional right to an attorney and against self-incrimination. Cited more than 60K times since it was issued in 1966, the Miranda decision balances effective police practices with the protection of individual constitutional rights.

The below Infographic outlines the case history at the Supreme Court level, and the amount of times cited by Federal Circuit Courts in the Nation.



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