Washington, DC - Until June 13, 1966, the police were not required to inform an arrested citizen about his rights. But, all of that changed when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miranda vs. Arizona that everyone—including the accused—has the right to remain silent, or to refuse making a statement without the presence of an attorney. It was a landmark case, which deserves the attention of every American.

For more information, the Grateful American Book Prize recommends Miranda Law: The Right to Remain Silent (Supreme Court Milestones) by Ron Fridell—a book written especially for young readers.