Miranda Warning: Due Process Revolution of 1961-1966


The Supreme Court of the United States began hearing cases involving the rights of criminal suspects and defendants, which bought huge changes in the legal system. In 1965 Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Ernesto Arturo Miranda’s v. Arizona. Miranda’s defense argued that his conviction of rape, kidnapping and arm robbery should be overturned because he was not informed that he had right against self-incrimination and a right to an attorney, therefor his rights had been violated. In a landmark decision, the U.S Supreme Court agreed and reversed the conviction.