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Miranda v Arizona

Happy Fiftieth Birthday Miranda

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Next Monday, Miranda v. Arizona will celebrate its fiftieth birthday. Easily one of the Supreme Court's most famous decisions, Miranda is as much a part of our popular culture as our legal culture.

Making an Accomplice: Why "Making a Murderer's" Brendan Dassey Deserves a Re-Trial--Even if His Uncle Doesn't

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.07.2017 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.

Never Mind What the Constitution Says, Our Prison System Has Run Amok

Gerry Myers | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Taxpayers are paying thousands of dollars to send people to prisons when the fines are less than the cost of incarceration. Some counties even brag about the amount of money raised from fines, but they are using false math.

Obama's Justice Department Sticks a Fork in Miranda - Why?

Charles Weisselberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Weisselberg

Some people think that Miranda already fails to afford meaningful protection to many suspects. If the Court sides with the Justice Department in the current case, that conclusion would be inescapable.

You Have the Right to Silence and New Underwear: Conservatives Play Their Miranda Canard

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

The purpose of this article is to correct facts and legal misimpressions that have arisen concerning the application of Miranda when terrorist suspects are arrested.