The Daily Dulcinea
June 13

On This Day 1966:
U.S. Supreme Court Requires "Miranda" Warnings

Dear Readers,    

Every fan of U.S. crime shows is familiar with the phrase that begins, "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law...."

Few of these fans know the use of this phrase arises out of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 13, 1966. Ernesto Miranda confessed to rape and armed robbery in Arizona after hours of police questioning, without having been told of his right to remain silent and have an attorney present. In its landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Miranda's Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination was violated. Miranda was later retried without the confession, and convicted. After his release from jail, he was murdered during a fight over a card game. A suspect was arrested, but asserted his right to remain silent, was released, and fled the country without ever being charged.

On June 13, 1935, James Braddock, just a year after coming out of retirement, won a unanimous decision against heavyweight champion Max Baer in one of boxing's greatest upsets. Braddock was born and raised in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York by Irish immigrant parents. His upbringing made him a fan favorite. Braddock's unlikely triumph is portrayed in director Ron Howard's 2005 film "Cinderella Man."

William Butler Yeats was born on June 13, 1865, in Sandymount, County Dublin, Ireland. A romantic, poet, playwright and senator, drew on national pride, spiritualism and love, and was credited with helping revive interest in Irish literature. Our article discusses how some of his best work arose from  his two-decade unrequited love for the fiery Maud Gonne.

Mark E. Moran
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