You may know about the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney—your Miranda rights—but do you know where the name comes from?
In 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape. After hours of interrogation, he confessed. He was never advised of his rights, and the Supreme Court eventually overturned his conviction. Miranda was later re-tried and convicted without the use of the confession.
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