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Where do the Miranda Rights come from?

 
The Miranda Rights originate from a case, Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436.  In this landmark case, the Supreme Court, although not providing specific language that must be used, ruled that a person in custody must be clearly informed that he or she has the right to remain silent, that anything the person says will be used against that person in court, that the person clearly understands that he or she has a right to consult with an attorney and to have an attorney present during questioning, and that if indigent, an attorney can be appointed.