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May 2016 , Page 69 

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Informal Opinion: The Role of NACDL And Its Affiliates in Ensuring the Continued Vitality of Miranda and Bringing Attention to Interrogation Tactics

By John T. Philipsborn

This issue of The Champion covers many contributions to the development of protections against overreaching by police at the station house that resulted in the ruling in Miranda v. Arizona.1 But other significant efforts over the past 30 years – perhaps not as well known – have helped extend and reinforce Miranda too. These efforts have resulted in courts acknowledging reasoning for widening the protections offered to individuals confronted by police.

Some of these efforts have been undertaken both by NACDL and its affiliates, including California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ). One of the prime movers behind the efforts to shed light on the implications of police training and departmental policies on interrogations has been Charles (Chuck) Weisselberg, Professor of Law at the University of California and a former Federal Defender. When many in the defense bar and social sciences field interested in problematic police interrogations had been rightly focused o

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