Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Everything You Never Knew About Miranda Warnings

The Miranda warnings feature prominently in the 2012 film 21 Jump Street. Channing Tatum's character kicks off the whole film due to his failure to remember the four declaratory statements and a question.

Slate.com briefs readers on how the warnings came to be...the actual warnings themselves. See, "Miranda established that suspects must be advised of their Fifth Amendment rights to counsel and against self-incrimination before police questioning.  but nowhere did the Court mandate specific language for implementation."

The guy responsible? An attorney with an affinity for fine art and letterpress printing.

For more on this fascinating story, check out Miranda : the story of America's right to remain silent and The Miranda ruling : its past, present, and future.