The Library of Congress Law Library recently published an article, “Law Library Hosts ABA President Paulette Brown for Law Day” in which Firm Partner Paulette Brown discussed the 50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona as part of the Law Library’s celebration of Law Day, a national day that celebrates the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms that Americans enjoy.
Roberta I. Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress, interviewed Brown about her legal career and the ABA’s 2016 Law Day theme, “Miranda: More than Words,” for a program held at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, April 27. The event commemorated both the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona and Law Day.
Asked to explain why she selected the Law Day theme, “Miranda: More Than Words,” and how Miranda is being applied in our justice system today, Brown responded that she wanted to look at how Miranda has evolved over time. The Miranda warnings protect against self-incrimination and are an extension of the Sixth Amendment—right to counsel. However, Brown said, “More Than Words,” means people truly understanding what their rights are, when the warnings are applied, and understanding that silence can be used against them.”
To read the complete article, please visit http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2016/05/law-library-hosts-aba-president-paulette-brown-for-law-day/.