Just five years ago, it seemed possible that police officers might never need to tell anyone ever again that they had the "right to remain silent." In the spring of 2000, pundits, court watchers, and television producers throughout the United States contemplated a world without Miranda.' When Dickerson v. United States was announced in late June, it defied expectations. Miranda opponents who had hoped that the Rehnquist Court might resurrect 18 U.S.C. § 3501 to destroy Miranda were disappointed. Miranda supporters were relieved that a decision emblematic of the Warren Court's deference to individual liberties had survived. Across the political spectrum, everyone seemed surprised that the Chief Justice, and all but the two most conservative members of the current Court, had become Miranda's unlikely champions.
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