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court briefings - Miranda v. Arizona

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Miranda v. Arizona Miranda v. Arizona in  Landmark Decisions of  the United States Supreme Court (2003),  available in  CQ Press Electronic Library,  CQ Supreme Court Collection, 6439-345936 (last visited February 13, 2010). Document ID: lndmrk03-113- 6439-345936. 1) Description of circumstances that led to the hearing of the case: Ernesto Miranda, an indigent and semiliterate twenty-three-year-old, was arrested  at his home and taken to a police station. There, he was identified by the victim of  a rape-kidnapping moved to an interrogation room where police questioned him.  At first he maintained his innocence, but after two hours gave the police a signed  confession of his guilt. 2) How defendants were treated in custody and during the trial & outcome of initial trial He was moved to an interrogation room where police questioned him. At first he  maintained his innocence, but after two hours gave the police a signed confession  of his guilt. Police admitted that neither before nor during the questioning had  Miranda been advised of his right to consult an attorney before answering  questions.  The defendant was read his right and if proper measures weren’t taken  during the defendants confession, the confession would be ruled as unusable.   3) Supreme Court decision and reasons for its decision (as cited by the Supreme Court) At his trial the confession was an important factor in the jury finding him guilty. 5 justices voted for guilty and 4 justices voted not guilty
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