Definition: Miranda v. Arizona
Earl Warren’s Court gave
more rights to the
accused. You should know:
Miranda v. Arizona, 1966 - Ernesto Miranda admitted to charges of rape and
kidnapping after a lengthy interrogation. Because he did not
know that he had a right to remain silent, the Supreme Court
ruled that Miranda did not receive fair due process.
Since his Fifth Amendment rights were violated, he had
to be retried. The controversy of the Warren Court’s decision
has changed the way police apprehend criminals. Today, a
priority is the reading of “Miranda rights” upon arrest.
Miranda was later retried and convicted. NOTE: The Fourteenth
Amendment was also used to apply due process rights to the
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