You Have The Right to Remain Silent: A History of the Miranda Warning

May 17, 04:00 PM

On this episode of BackStory, Nathan and Joanne look at the interrogation that led to the landmark Supreme Court case "Miranda v. Arizona."

When a man named Ernesto Miranda confessed to a rape and kidnapping on March 13, 1963, his trial went all the way to the Supreme Court becoming one of the most well-known cases of the 20th century: "Miranda v Arizona." Nathan and Joanne look at the interrogation that led to the Supreme Court decision and ask how the Miranda warning transformed from technical bit of police procedure to pop-culture lexicon.

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Image: Ernesto Miranda, 1963. Source: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, History and Archives Division,
Phoenix, #00-0517.

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