Accused Versus Victim’s Rights

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Accused Versus Victim’s Rights The United States of America relies on due process of law to ensure equal protection of life, liberty and property to all citizens. Police officers work tirelessly to accommodate regulations adopted to ensure only criminals are convicted. These restrictions have been part of the United States since the Bill of Rights was generated in 1791, but in the 1960s, as “Law and Order,” the view that crime must be dealt with harshly to deter citizens from breaking the law, the Supreme Court was forced to decide the constitutionality of the rules of interrogation. In the Sixties, crime was escalating and public safety was becoming a growing concern; police began to treat suspects harsher in an effort to raise…show more content…
Flynn who wrote a writ of certiorari on Miranda’s behalf accompanied by a letter from Arizona assistant Attorney General Gary K. Nelson expressing the importance of the United State’s Supreme Court’s review of the case . The case was then sent to Chief Justice Warren. Chief Justice Earl Warren’s court, referred to as the Warren Court, was known for liberal, controversial and social cases and was viewed both positively and negatively by the public. Time Magazine said in 1969, “...the court that Warren led demonstrated its overriding concern with the rights of the individual—even though many critics complained that in some instances it had already gone too far.” Warren’s liberal view of the Constitution faced both praise and criticism from all branches of the government. Dwight Eisenhower, who appointed Warren, later regretted his decision, saying a few years after the appointment that Warren was the “Biggest damfool mistake I ever made.” Nixon’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, however, admired Warren, writing that he was “The greatest Chief Justice of them all.” Warren led a court which University of Chicago Law Professor Harry Kalven Jr. calls having an “appetite for action” and its penchant for “taking on tough social questions where the pressures were very high.” When the Warren court took on the Miranda case in 1966, people were anxious about which side the court would chose: accused rights or the victim’s. The court interpreted the fifth and fourteenth
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