Law Day 2016: Seven Short Words
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When: Wednesday May 4, 2016
5:00 PM
Where: Maricopa County Bar Association
303 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, Arizona  85004
United States
Contact: Laurie Williams

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We’ve all heard them. Seven short, but incredibly powerful, words:

“You have the right to remain silent.”

Even those of us who are not law enforcement or criminal lawyers can probably recite the entire “Miranda Warning” from memory. But do you know why and how the Miranda warning came into our legal and cultural consciousness?

This year’s Law Day theme celebrates the 50th anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona, a landmark United States Supreme Court case with Phoenix origins that placed the Miranda Warning on the national law enforcement map. One of the most controversial court rulings in our nation’s history, Miranda illustrates the constitutional protections found in the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution:

Fifth Amendment: No person shall be… compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,..

Sixth Amendment: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to… have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

Please join the Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA), on Wednesday, May 4, for a panel discussion about the role of the Miranda Warning in our history and in actual practice.


This is a free event