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January 23, 2020

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Miranda Warnings
Last Featured: 3/29/2004

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From Dragnet to Law and Order, the Miranda warning is ubiquitous in American culture. “You have the right to remain silent…” has been heard so often and for so long, some say there is no longer a need to repeat it during every arrest. And when officers forget, Miranda opponents argue that it is too easy for attorneys to use an omission as grounds for dismissing otherwise solid cases and letting dangerous criminals go free. But with coercive police practices in the headlines and manipulative interrogation methods taught and practiced by law enforcement, civil libertarians say Miranda is a critical reminder of one’s basic rights.

Yale Kamisar , the Clarence Darrow Distinguished University Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, is a nationally recognized authority on constitutional law and criminal procedure. Kamisar has written extensively on criminal law, the administration of criminal justice, and the “politics of crime.” He has published numerous articles and is co-author of two widely used casebooks: Modern Criminal Procedure: Cases, Comments & Questions, all ten editions, and Constitutional Law: Cases, Comments and Questions, all nine editions. Kamisar taught at the University of Minnesota Law School from 1957-64 and joined the University of Michigan law faculty in 1965.

Ronald Allen , the John Henry Wigmore Professor of Law at Northwestern University, teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence. An internationally recognized expert in the fields of evidence, criminal procedure, and constitutional law, he has published five books and many articles in major law reviews. Professor Allen began his career at the State University of New York, and has held professorships at the University of Iowa and Duke University. He is a member of the American Law Institute, has chaired the Evidence Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and was Vice-chair of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence Committee of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section.

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"Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

— Abraham Lincoln

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