Miranda V. Arizona
The 1965 Supreme Court Case on the Rights of the Accuse
Facts of the Case:
- The supreme court's decision in Miranda v. Arizona addressed four different cases
- Vignera v. New York
- Westover v. U.S
- California v. Stewart
- in all cases, police officers, detectives, or a prosecuting attorney in a room questioned the defendant.
majority decisions of the court
2. what was the supreme court vote in the majority?- 5 out of the 4 justices of the supreme court, favored miranda
3. what was the date for the majority decision?- June 13th, 1966
4.Wich justices voted for the majority? - Majority opinion written by Chief Justice Warren and joined by Justices Black, Douglas, Brennan, and Fortas.
5.who wrote the majority decision? - Chief Justice Earl Warren
6. Describe the majority decision? - the defendants arrested under state law must be informed of their constitutional rights against self-incrimination and to representation by an attorney before being interrogated when in police custody.
7. Were there any concurrent opinions written? -The concurrent opinions in Miranda v. Arizona stated that the rights granted to suspects in the majority decision had no support in the U.S. Constitution or English common law. The dissenting justices felt the court was overreacting and were concerned that its decision would compromise the efficiency of interrogation in law enforcement.