On Wednesday, a packed Ceremonial Courtroom came together to celebrate and reflect on the 50 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona. Carol Brook, Executive Director of the Federal Defender Program, began the presentation by putting the case in historical context and played excerpts from the Supreme Court oral arguments. U.S. District Judge James Zagel then discussed how the Miranda decision impacted police practices as well as his own experiences as a Cook County prosecutor when Miranda was decided. Professor Tracey Maclin of Boston University School of Law concluded with what the Fifth Amendment’s Self‐Incrimination Clause actually protects today and what the future holds for Miranda.
Carol Brook, Executive Director of the Federal Defender Program
U.S. District Judge James Zagel, Northern District of Illinois
Professor Tracey Maclin of Boston University School of Law
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly, Chapter President