50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona

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Today is the 50th Anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling on Miranda v. Arizona. Check out some of the Miranda Related documents in the Arizona Memory Project: http://goo.gl/IjOLSL

For more info and activities, check out the U.S. Courts website: http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/facts-and-case-summary-miranda-v-arizona

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Miranda: More than Words

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In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Ernesto Miranda on kidnapping and rape charges because he was not informed of his rights during his arrest, making his written and signed confession null and void. Learn about this iconic case, Miranda v. Arizona, during Law Day 2016 – “Miranda: More than Words,” May 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Arizona Capitol Museum, Historic Supreme Courtroom, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Admission is free.

Items from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records and the Phoenix Police Museum will be on display in the courtroom where arguments were heard before the Arizona Supreme Court. The exhibit contains displays from the investigation and local trials, including a copy of Miranda’s signed confession.

The verdict in the Miranda v. Arizona case had a profound effect on law enforcement in the arrest and questioning of defendants; ultimately creating the Miranda Warning recited to suspects by law enforcement officials:
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?

A day-long speaker series in the State Library of Arizona Marguerite B. Cooley Reading Room, one floor above the Historic Supreme Courtroom will include:

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Miranda Case
Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Maurice Portley

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

How the Fifth Amendment Protects All of Us
Robert McWhirter, JD

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Miranda Case
Ret. Capt. Carroll Cooley, Phoenix Police Department arresting officer in the Miranda case

Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Upcoming Program

January 13, 2016 – Doing Business with Tribes: What You Need to Know

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Presented by Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier.

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier:

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier is nationally recognized in the areas of Indian Law, Gaming Law and Business Litigation. She represents tribes, tribal entities and businesses who engage in business transactions with tribes and tribal entities.

To register:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1406

Join us for the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta!

June 15, 2015 – Rights, Runnymede, and Robin Hood: Magna Carta to the Bill of Rights

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Date: Monday, June 15, 2015

Time: Noon – 1:00pm

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About speaker Robert McWhirter:

Robert J. McWhirter is a nationally and internationally known speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of the bill of rights. He is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court. He is the author of Bills, Quills and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights.

To Register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1106

Ins and Outs of Arizona Family Law

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Join us for a free legal seminar on the Ins and Outs of Arizona Family Law including divorce, establishing custody, paternity and child support.

Presented by Attorneys Billie Tarascio of Modern Law and Cody Hayes of Hayes Esquire.

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6-8pm

Juniper Meeting Room

Phoenix Public Library Juniper Branch

1825 W Union Hills Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027

***Note: This event is held at the Juniper Branch of the Phoenix Public Library***

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Don’t want your baby?

Arizona law allows you to leave your baby up to 72 hours after birth with a “safe haven provider” at places chosen by law as “safe havens”.  You can read more about these programs for newborns at http://safehaven.tv/states/arizona/ .  Or, call toll-free at 1-888-510-BABY (2229) to find out more.

Arizona’s state law is in ARS section 13-3623.01. “Safe haven for newborn infants; definitions” and is online.  Arizona’s other laws (called the Arizona Revised Statutes) are at http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp .

The Arizona Department of Health Services also has some useful information to help you through pregnancy and after the baby is born.