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Ernesto Miranda Case Study

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Ernesto Miranda, was an immigrant that lived in Phoenix, Arizona. He was accused of kidnap and rape by a woman and arrested in 1963. While the police questioned him, they did not inform him of the Fifth Amendment (protection of self-incrimination) and the Sixth Amendment (right to an attorney). This case involved Mr. Chief Justice Warren, Mr. Justice Clark, Mr. Justice Harlan (accompanied by Mr. Justice Stewart), and Mr. Justice White. The court argued upon this case on February 28-March 1, 1966. When the case went to trial, the confession was used as support, he was then sentenced to about 25 years in prison. His lawyer took this case to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court decided on June 13, 1966 and ruled 5-4 in favor of Miranda. This
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