Preface

   
Foreword By Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona
   
Table of Contents
   
Excerpts:
  Miranda's Confession
   
  Right to Counsel
   
  Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
   
  Miranda and the Arizona Supreme Court
   
  Birth of the Miranda Warnings
   
  John Frank as Architect of the Miranda Doctrine
   
  John Flynn's Oral  Argument at the Supreme Court
   
  Gary Nelson's Oral Argument for Arizona
   
  Thurgood Marshall's Oral  Argument at the Supreme Court
   
  The Opinion
   
  The Miranda Warnings
   
  The Ongoing Debate
   
  The Dickerson Case
   
  Miranda's Global Reach
   
 

Miranda and the al Qaeda Terror

   
  Padilla and Hamdi
   
  False Confessions and the Tuscson Four
   
  Political Ideology and the Supreme Court
   
  Dickerson's Legacy
   
  Gideon's Legacy
   
  The Evolution of Miranda
   
  Bibliography

 

 

Foreword

by Janet Napolitano,
Governor of Arizona

The Age of Frank came to the legal world when John P. Frank insisted that the full potential of the U.S. Constitution be realized and extended to every American.

It did not extend to Ernesto Miranda in 1963, nor to millions of Americans like him.  John found this abhorrent and went to work applying the virtues of the Age of Frank to American constitutional law.  Three years later he triumphed, as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with him by establishing Miranda Rights.

There was potential in the U.S. Constitution that the American justice system had left untapped, and John was there to fix that deficiency.  In doing so, he welcomed millions of Americans into the Age of Frank.

In the Age of Frank, strawberries were not just for eating—they were to be dipped in champagne, rolled in powdered sugar, and devoured. Secretary’s Day meant more than flowers on a desk. It meant taking everyone out for a long, leisurely lobster lunch. And opera began and ended with Wagner.

That was how the Age of Frank came to the people who knew John personally.  John Frank is gone, but his era lives in the legacy of Miranda v. Arizona.  Long live the Age of Frank.


 

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Miranda: The Story of America's Right to Remain Silent
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