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Escobedo v. Illinois
10 months ago
Daniel Escobedo was arrested without a warrant and interrogated by police about the shooting of his brother-in-law.
Benedict DiGerlando told the police that Escobedo had fired the fatal shots in the murder of his brother-in-law.
Later, he testified that police told him his lawyer “didn’t want to see him.”
The U. S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case on appeal, and it was immediately recognized by legal scholars that the case carried momentous judicial import.
The Escobedo decision was subject to widespread controversy over the next two years
Contention over the scope and meaning of Escobedo was erased in 1966 with the landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona.
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