Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Miranda rights may be the law of the land, but not on tribal lands


WASHINGTON _ It was 50 years ago this week that the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona that made the now-familiar Miranda warning – “you have the right to remain silent” – the law of the land.

But not all the land.

Police on tribal lands are not required to give Miranda warnings in many cases, although they can give the warning and many said they do, either out of habit or because their own tribe’s law requires it.


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