The Law: Catching Up with Miranda

The Supreme Court's famous Miranda decision last June wrought vast changes in police procedure with its ruling that every defendant must be told of his post-arrest rights to remain silent and to have a lawyer present at his interrogation. But what of the principal defendant whose conviction the Court overturned?

Last week Ernesto Miranda was tried again in Arizona on the charge that he had kidnaped and raped an 18-year-old girl. His confession could not be used in evidence, since it had been thrown out by the Supreme Court. Neither could the identification testimony of the victim, since she admitted that she...

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