1976 January 31

Ernesto Miranda, of “Miranda Warning” Fame, Dies


Ernesto Miranda, the criminal defendant whose appeal of his conviction was the basis for the Supreme Court’s decision, Miranda v. Arizona (June 13, 1966), died on this day. His case established the “Miranda Warning,” which requires the police to advise suspects they have a right to remain silent and also a right to an attorney.

Read about his famous case: Liva Baker, Miranda: The Crime, The Law, the Politics (1983)

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