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Miranda Decision #100406

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 14, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Supreme Court decision last week on Miranda ruling reviewed.

(No location given: Tim O'Brien) Basis of continued dispute over interpretation and application of Miranda ruling examined; background to ruling, based on case involving rapist Ernest Miranda, reviewed. Photos shown. [Captain Carroll COOLEY - recalls Miranda's confession; considers Supreme Court ruling overturning conviction a poor decision.] [Prof. Alan DERSHOWITZ - disagrees; defs. Miranda ruling.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - believes decision gives the defendant too many rights.] [Justice William BRENNAN - defs. ruling.] Outcome of Miranda's case &his eventual murder in bar fight noted; details given.

Donaldson, Sam;
O'Brien, Tim

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