June 12, 2006

Today / 06.13.06

by PG

Today in History (1966) - The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them. "Miranda right" stands with "I take the Fifth" among the bits of constitutional knowledge Americans can be relied upon to have, thanks to generations of police procedural TV shows; the effect of programs like 24 and The Shield that highlight extra-ordinary, rule breaking behavior is not yet known.

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