The Washington Law Review recently published an interactive article written by Professor Yale Kamisar entitled, The Rise, Decline, and Fall (?) of Miranda. The article provides hyperlinks to source documents, including key cases, memoranda, and recordings of Supreme Court oral arguments. You can find the article here.

For those of you unfamiliar with Kamisar’s work, he is widely considered the Dean of Criminal Procedure. His textbook, Modern Criminal Procedure, has been used to teach thousands of law school students for the past 25 years. I basically learned criminal law from reading this book from a prison cell. In fact, without Kamisar’s book, there is no way that I would have deciphered John J. Fellers’ case, which meant that the Supreme Court would have never granted his petition. And my life would look very different today.