Miranda and the Fifth

On this day in 1966, the Supreme Court issues its landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona, holding in-custody statements of a defendant are admissible only after warnings regarding the right to counsel. The Court specifically ruled that both inculpatory and exculpatory statements made in response to interrogation by the declarant in custody will be admissible […]

AA: New Hope for Many

On this day in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous is founded by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. With other original members, Wilson and Smith developed AA’s Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. AA’s initial Twelve Traditions were introduced in 1946 to help the fellowship be stable and unified while disengaged from […]