The Miranda Doctrine in the Burger Court

  title={The Miranda Doctrine in the Burger Court},
  author={Geoffrey R. Stone},
  journal={The Supreme Court Review},
  pages={99 - 169}
  • G. Stone
  • Published 1 January 1977
  • Sociology
  • The Supreme Court Review
The task of a court confronted with a precedent that a majority of its members believe to be seriously misguided or worse is never an easy one. And the difficulty is exacerbated when that precedent is recent, highly controversial, and deeply embedded in the public consciousness. In such a context, the expedient of direct overruling may seem unattractive, for such action would inescapably raise strong doubts about the integrity and the stability of the judicial process.' Faced with this problem… Expand
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Criminal Confessions and the Mentally Disabled
Few sets of tea leaves are examined, analyzed, and pored over as closely as any United States Supreme Court decision involving what is generically known as a Miranda issue.1 The scholarly and popularExpand


new evidence presented)
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  • 1972
New York, 329 F.Supp. 9 (E.D.N.Y
  • United States v. Bird,
  • 1968
In several other cases, the Court has not ruled directly on the Miranda issue
  • 1976
United States v. Mandujano, 425
  • 1976
Almost all courts that had previously addressed this question had reached the same result. United States v. Robson, 477 F
  • 1975
Those decisions, in the order in which they will be discussed in this article, are as follows: Harris v
  • 1971
United States v. Lockyer, 448 F.2d 417 (10th Cir
  • 1971
United States v. Mac-Leod, 436 F.2d 947 (8th Cir
  • 1971
United States v. Stribling, 437 F. 2d 765 (6th Cir
  • 1971