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Miranda Vs. Arizona


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Melanie Wagner and Sarah Rumon

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Miranda Vs. Arizona

  1. 1. Miranda vs. Arizona, 1966<br />Melanie Wagner and Sarah Rumon<br />Period 4<br />
  2. 2. Basics of the Case<br />Ernesto Miranda<br />Arrested <br />Accused of kidnapping and rape<br />Interrogated and confessed<br />
  3. 3. Constitutional Issues<br />Fifth Amendment: “no person…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” <br />Miranda claimed he was not informed of his fifth amendment rights<br />right to remain silent <br />the right to an attorney<br />
  4. 4. Court Decision <br />Overturned, 5 to 4 in favor of Miranda<br />Chief Justice Earl Warren- concurring opinion<br /> Dissenting opinion: weaken law enforcement<br />Justice John Marshall Harlan<br />Justice Tom C. Clark<br />Justice Potter Stewart<br />Justice Byron White<br />
  5. 5. Lasting Impact<br />Miranda rights: <br />Right to remain silent <br /><ul><li>Miranda Warning
  6. 6. Self Incrimination Clause: “No person… shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” </li></ul>“My client would like to plead the Fifth Amendment, Your Honor, and any other Amendment that you feel might be appropriate.”<br />
  7. 7. Questions About the Case<br />What other rights are protected by the 5th Amendment?<br />Do you believe the Self Incrimination Clause is important? Why or why not?<br />
  8. 8. Bibliography<br />"Miranda vs. Arizona." U.S. Supreme Court Media Oyez. Web. 18 Feb. 2010. <>.<br />Classroom resource issued by Dr. Beach<br />"Self Incrimination Clause." Revolutionary War and Beyond. Web. 18 Feb. 2010. <>.<br />