United States Supreme Court
530 U.S. 428 (2000)
Dickerson (defendant) was indicted for bank robbery. Dickerson moved to have statements he made during an FBI interrogation suppressed, claiming he never received proper Miranda warnings. The trial court found that Dickerson had not in fact received proper Miranda warnings. However, the court admitted the statement, claiming 18 U.S.C. § 3501 was satisfied. This statute was enacted by congress and permits statements made by a suspect during a custodial police interrogation to be admitted at trial, provided they are voluntarily made. The trial court went on to hold that Miranda was not a constitutional holding and therefore congress had the authority to effectively overrule Miranda with a statute. The court of appeals agreed, holding that the protections put forth in Miranda are not constitutionally required.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, C.J.)
Dissent (Scalia, J.)
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