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The Oath

Premiere Date: September 21, 2010

The Oath in Context

U.S. Policy in the Wake of 9/11: Miranda Rights

Miranda rights are police warnings given to criminal suspects in the United States to inform them of their Constitutional rights to remain silent and to have counsel present during interrogation.

If a law enforcement officer does not recite Miranda rights to an individual taken into custody, that individual's statements may not be used as evidence to incriminate him or her in a criminal trial. Much controversy exists over whether Miranda rights should be extended to prisoners of war and suspected terrorists — including those who are U.S. citizens.

» Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media. "Miranda v. Arizona."

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