Miranda v. Arizona

(1966)

Impact

The impact of Miranda v. Arizona, measured purely as a legal standard, began to dissipate shortly after it was handed down. Congress announced its displeasure with the Miranda rules in the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. As led by Chief Justice Warren Burger from 1969 to 1986, the Supreme Court never overruled Miranda but instead chipped away at it by developing, in cases where defendants claimed a Miranda violation, exceptions to the requirement that the warnings always be given. Other cases required the Court to confront issues created by Miranda but not...

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Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote the Court's decision in Miranda v. Arizona. (Library of Congress)

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