On this day in 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in the case Miranda v. Arizona establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. Backstory Radio recently shared an excellent history of the case, including an interview with the arresting officer and a discussion of the backlash that followed the decision.
To learn more about the rights of the accused and the Supreme Court, refer to the following cases:
All of my posts on the Supreme Court and its decisions can be found here.
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My name is Angela Zorn. I work full-time as an educator at Bullitt Central High School in suburban Kentucky where I teach AP US History and AP US Government & Politics. In addition, I provide training & consulting services throughout the United States.