Today In History- June 13

Today In History- June 13

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning.

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Miranda vs. Arizona decides law enforcement practices.

  • Washington D.C., USA

On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court decided in the Miranda vs. Arizona case.   The court decided that police officers have the responsibility to inform suspects of their rights, such as the right to remain silent, and the right to an attorney.  The civil and human rights movements of the 1960s prompted several legal groups to petition the government for more legal aid to defendants, and this came to affect law enforcement as well.

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