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Gideon, Escobedo, Miranda – Protecting The Accused

March 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Miranda warning


Miranda rights have become so familiar that most of us can recite them from memory – even though we have never been accused of a crime!

The “Warren Court” of the 1960s was tasked with interpreting the Bill Of Rights for an America that James Madison could not have envisioned. They revolutionized our understanding of the rights of defendants and expanded our understanding of the Constitution.gideon_vs__wainwright_by_farrigo

The “Roberts Court” of today has the same problem.  Consider: how does the original interpretation of the Federal Constitution apply in situations that did not exist in 1787? When James Madison and the  Founders wrote the original Constitution, they did not envision the need to search automobiles for cocaine, stop terrorist hijackers from bringing shoe bombs on airplanes, the need to search locked personal cell phones for call history that might be used to solve a kidnapping or deal with the admissibility of  electronic surveillance gathered from drones?

In this fascinating multimedia presentation, you will learn the historical background and continuing impact of three of the most important cases in Supreme Court history.

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Please contact the venue for more information!


March 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Road
Northfield, 60093


Joan Waxman
(847) 784-6000