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The Rise and Fall of Miranda v. Arizona

Professor Floralynn Einesman

In its landmark 1966 decision in Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court recognized that police officers often use sophisticated and devious techniques to extract confessions from suspects. To safeguard a suspect's Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and to dispel the compulsion in the inherently coercive environment of custodial interrogation, the Court ruled that police officers must warn every suspect, prior to custodial interrogation, that he or she has the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Since 1966, the Supreme Court has steadily circumscribed the scope of its Miranda ruling. This lecture will discuss the monumental Miranda decision and the many ways in which the Court has gradually chipped away at its impact.

Instructor: Floralynn Einesman is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Experiential Learning at California Western School of Law, where she teaches, among other things, criminal procedure and evidence. She began her career as a trial lawyer at Federal Defenders of San Diego, after which she spent several years in private practice before becoming a law professor.

Coordinator: Mark Evans

Course Number: OSHR-70029   Credit: 0 units

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