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date: 19 May 2022

Miranda v. Arizona 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Yale KamisarYale Kamisar

(1966), landmark Supreme Court case involving the rights of arrested persons.Prior to Miranda, the “voluntariness” test governed the admissibility of confessions. But determining whether a confession was “voluntary” involved so many variables that the test became extremely subjective. Moreover, trial judges almost always resolved in the government's favor the inevitable disagreements over what tactics police interrogators had utilized. Addressing the shortcomings of the “voluntariness” test, the Supreme Court in ... ...

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