In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a split 5–4 decision, ruled that the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination requires law enforcement officials to explain a suspect's legal and constitutional rights once they have been charged. In particular, the court found that a suspect must be told they have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney for any statements they make to be admissible before a court of law.

This decision spurred much public debate, with many arguing that this decision would make it so defendants were ...

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