Brief 1 - inform every citizen of their rights before...

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Katrenah K Wilson 24 January 2008 Citation: Ernesto Arthur Miranda v. State of Arizona ; 384 U.S. 436 ; 86 S. Ct. 1602; 16 L. Ed. 2d 694; 1966 U.S. LEXIS 2817; 10 A.L.R.3d 974 Facts: Ernesto Arthur Miranda was arrested for rape and later confessed to attempted rape and robbery during intense police interrogation. The confession was the only evidence the prosecution presented in court and E. Miranda was convicted of all charges. The Arizona Supreme Court agreed with the lower court so Miranda’s attorney appealed his client’s case to the US Supreme Court, he cited that Miranda did not know his fifth amendment rights and the arresting officers had not informed him of such rights. In a five – four decision the court decided arresting officers must
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Unformatted text preview: inform every citizen of their rights before interrogating them or what information they learn before reading them their rights is not admissible in a court of law within the jurisdiction of the United States. Issue: Should people be expected to know their rights or must an arresting officer tell them? Decision: People are not expected to know their rights therefore the arresting officers must tell them of said rights. Reason: Not all people know every right given to them in the constitution. Since the rights in the constitution are god – given to all American citizens and the police and authorities are the keepers of the constitution, they must inform the non – informed of their rights....
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  • Spring '08
  • Wilson
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Miranda v. Arizona, Ernesto Arthur Miranda

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