The Law: A Gifted Gadfly

Kamisar, Equal Justice in the Gatehouses and Mansions of American Criminal Procedure (1965).

—Footnote to Miranda v. Arizona.

When knowing readers spotted that reference on page 2 of the Supreme Court's Miranda decision last June, they could well infer the impact of a zesty, gabby, witty Michigan law professor named Yale Kamisar. At 37, Kamisar has already produced a torrent of speech and endless writings that easily make him the most overpowering criminal-law scholar in the U.S.

Kamisar's article was only one of scores cited in Chief Justice Warren's opinion that spelled out strict...

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