JFK+50: Volume 6, No. 197950TH ANNIVERSARY OF SUPREME COURT'S MIRANDA DECISION
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty years ago today, June 13, 1966 the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona establishing the principle that those who are placed under arrest by authorities must be advised of their legal rights before being interrogated.
While most of us have never been arrested, thanks to television and movies we are very familiar with the following statement which came as a result of the Miranda decision...
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed for you."
US Supreme Court Building
THURGOOD MARSHALL APPOINTED TO SUPREME COURT 49 YEARS AGO
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall to the US Supreme Court 49 years ago today, June 13, 1967.
Marshall, born in 1908, was the first African-American to sit on the High Court.
He earned his law degree from Howard University and was counsel for the Linda Brown family in the Brown v. Board of Education segregation case of 1954.
Thurgood Marshall served as the chief counsel for the NAACP from 1938 to 1961 and was appointed to the US Court of Appeals in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy and was confirmed in 1962.
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