Bill Of Rights: The Miranda Vs. Wainright

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The Bill of Rights, the document that gives us our rights, and helped formed today’s society. But it wasn’t always as spread out and fundamental as it is today. Over the years, the Supreme Court has extended our rights in many ways. The Miranda vs. Arizona and Gideon vs. Wainright are just a few examples of the Bill of Rights’ extension. First and foremost, the Amendments addressing rights related to court weren’t always fundamental, but were only in use for federal hearings. This first changed in 1963, starting with the 6th Amendment. In 1963, Clarence Earl Gideon broke into a Florida pool hall, stealing beverages in addition to $5 in cash. Shortly after, he was arrested. As he couldn’t afford a lawyer, he asked the state to provide him one,

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