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50th anniversary of Miranda decision

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Apr 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-24 15:07:18-04
The Maricopa County Bar Association will hold a panel discussion to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that requires police to warn arrested people that they have a right to remain silent.
 
Panelists for the May 4 event include retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Rebecca White Berch, state Court of Appeals Judge Patricia Norris and others.
 
The landmark ruling sprang from the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in Phoenix.
 
Miranda was convicted of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old woman in Phoenix, but the U.S. Supreme Court concluded his rights against self-incrimination and to have an attorney present in the interrogation room weren't protected.
 
The court made the decision on June 13, 1966.
 
Miranda was later convicted again of raping and kidnapping the 18-year-old.