The selection of William Rehnquist in 1972 was an important part of President Nixon’s strategy for returning conservative justices to the Supreme Court. The Miranda decision was among many Warren Court rulings Justice Rehnquist detested, especially as it related to government interference in local police affairs. This video chronicles the views Rehnquist held of Miranda in the 1970’s as an ironic forecast to his future ruling on a similar issue in the case of Dickerson v. The United States.
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