Yale Kamisar

"The courtroom is a splendid place where defense attorneys bellow and strut and prosecuting attorney is hemmed in at many turns…But what happens before an accused reaches the safety and enjoys the comfort of this veritable mansion? Ah, there’s the rub. Typically, he must first pass through a much less pretentious edifice, a police station with bare back rooms and locked doors.” Yale Kamisar, legal scholar relied upon and cited by U.S. Supreme Court justices in some of history’s most pivotal criminal cases including Gideon v. Wainwright (right to counsel) and Miranda v. Arizona (reading of rights), dead at 92. RIP