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Gideon, Escobedo, Miranda – Protecting The Accused
February 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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.
The “Roberts Court” of today has the same problem. How does the Constituion apply in situations that did not exist in 1787? When the Founders wrote the Constitution, they did not envision the need to search automobile for cocaine, stop hijackers from bringing shoe bombs on planes, or deal with electronic surveillance 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.