Waiving Miranda Goodbye

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Boyle, Mary Frances
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1988
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INTRODUCTION|The warning, "you have a right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be held against you, you have the right to have an attorney present, either retained or appointed,"'- has become familiar to most Americans through its use in contemporary media. However, these seemingly simple warnings have created a substantial amount of disagreement as to their exact scope and meaning. In solving these disputes the United States Supreme Court attempted to more clearly define these rights from their source: Miranda v. Arizona. This case initiated the formalization of police interrogation. The decision required an officer to read to the suspect specific warnings prior to any kind of formal questioning. Under the Miranda rule, a defendant could validly waive these rights...
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21 Creighton L. Rev. 239 (1987-1988)
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Creighton University School of Law
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