The Law: Chicago v. Escobedo

"The Police Department is out to get Danny Escobedo," charged Lawyer Marshall Schwarzbach in a Chicago courtroom last week. The police, he said, have made Danny (TIME cover, April 29) their "most hated person" because they resent the 1964 Supreme Court decision that voided his murder admission (Escobedo v. Illinois) and set the stage for last June's decision to apply the rights of silence and counsel to all police interrogation (Miranda v. Arizona).

Schwarzbach's argument helped convince a Chicago jury that it should acquit Escobedo of unlawful use of weapons. Last March, as he was sitting in his car outside...

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