Foreword By Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona
Table of Contents
  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


from the book

Table of Contents

Part One

Chapter One:  Crimes, Confessions, and Convictions

Ernest Miranda Confesses to Carroll Cooley  

Miranda’s Robbery Trial   

Miranda’s Rape Trial        

The Case File of Coerced Confessions 

Sylvester Cassidy and Stanley Johnson        

Michael Vignera     

Roy Allen Stewart

Carl Calvin Westover

Chapter Two: The Law

          Law and Order in ’64

          The American Right to Counsel

          The American Privilege against Self-Incrimination


          Miranda and the Arizona Supreme Court

          Robert J. Corcoran - Birth of the Miranda Warnings

          John P. Frank and the Miranda Briefs  

Chapter Three: The Oral Arguments

          Oral Argument in Miranda v. Arizona

          John J. Flynn         

          Gary K. Nelson      

          Duane R. Nedrud   

          Oral Argument in Vignera v. New York

          Victor M. Earle III  

          William I. Siegel     

          Oral Argument in Westover v. United States

          F. Conger Fawcett          

          Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall

          Oral Argument in California v. Stewart

          Gordon Ringer      

          William A. Norris

          Oral Argument, Johnson and Cassidy v. New Jersey

          Stanford Shmukler          

          Norman Heine       

          M. Gene Haeberle 

Chapter Four: The Aftermath     

  The Miranda Opinion

          The Miranda Warnings     

          The Right to Remain Silent        

          The Second Warning       

          The Right to the “Presence” of an Attorney   

          The Right to Counsel, Free of Charge  

          Waiving Miranda Rights   

          Miranda’s Retrials  

          Miranda’s Death    

Part Two

Chapter Five: The Ongoing Debate

Miranda in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter Six: The Dickerson Case

Miranda Revisited

The National Debate about Dickerson’s Chances in the United    States Supreme Court     

The Dickerson Oral Arguments  

The Dickerson Opinion    

Continuing Legal Challenges to the Miranda Doctrine in the Wake of Dickerson         

Fellers v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court Docket No. 02-6320, October Term, 2003--2004

United States v. Patane, U.S. Supreme Court Docket No. 02-1183, October Term, 2003--2004

Missouri v. Seibert, U.S. Supreme Court Docket No. 02-1371, October Term, 2003--2004        

Chapter Seven: The Global Reach

Miranda in the Wake of September 11 

Miranda and the al Qaeda Terror

The Other American Taliban - Jose Padilla and Esam Hamdi

Chapter Eight: A Broader Perspective

Looking Back on Miranda          

John P. Frank, Esq.

Peter D. Baird, Esq.         

Dean Paul Bender  

Judge J. Thomas Brooks 

Captain Carroll Cooley    

Justice Robert J. Corcoran        

John Dowd, Esq.   

Judge Joseph Howe        

Robert Jensen, Esq.        

Chris Johns, Esq.   

Barry Kroll, Esq.    

Senator Jon Kyl, R-Arizona       

Rex E. Lee, Esq.    

Professor Tom Mauet

Craig Mehrens, Esq.

Attorney General Gary K. Nelson

Detective Ron Quaife      

Charles Roush, Esq.        

Chief Judge Mary Schroeder

Mara Siegel, Esq.   

Judge Barry Silverman    

Robert Storrs, Esq.

Paul Ulrich, Esq.     

Judge Warren Wolfson    

Did Miranda Retard Law Enforcement?

False Confessions, the Temple Murder Case, and the Tucson Four       

If Miranda Was a Liberal Decision, Why Was Dickerson a Conservative Decision?      

Why Did the Court Switch from the Sixth Amendment in Escobedo to the Fifth Amendment in Miranda?     

Was It Police Methodology or Political Ideology?

When Did Miranda Become a “Constitutional” Decision?    

Chapter Nine: The Future

Gideon’s Legacy    

Dickerson’s Legacy

The Evolution of Miranda 




Primary Sources

Affidavits, Reports, Witness Statements, Photographs and Transcripts

Personal Records, Correspondence, and Notes

Court Filings and Records

Author Interview Notes and Correspondence File

Audio, Video, and Multimedia Materials

Secondary Sources


Principal Supreme Court Cases and Federal Statutes        

Law Review Articles        

Selected Print Media        



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