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The Gatehouses and Mansions: Fifty Years Later

Posted: 14 Nov 2010  

Richard A. Leo

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Alexa Koenig

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law; University of San Francisco

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Date Written: December 2010

Abstract

In 1965, Yale Kamisar authored “Equal Justice in the Gatehouses and Mansions of American Criminal Procedure,” an article that came to have an enormous impact on the development of criminal procedure and American norms of criminal justice. Today, that article is a seminal work of scholarship, hailed for “playing a significant part in producing some of the [Warren] Court's most important criminal-procedure decisions” ( White 2003–2004 ), including Miranda v. Arizona. The most influential concept Kamisar promoted may have been his recognition of a gap that loomed between the Constitutional rights actualized in mansions (courts) versus gatehouses (police stations). Kamisar passionately detailed how the Constitution and its jurisprudential progeny failed to protect suspects when those rights mattered most: when facing questioning by police. This article discusses where this thesis stands today in light of nearly 50years of legal developments and social science research.

Suggested Citation

Leo, Richard A. and Koenig, Alexa, The Gatehouses and Mansions: Fifty Years Later (December 2010). Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 6, pp. 323-339, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1708415 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-102209-152938

Richard A. Leo (Contact Author)

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Alexa Koenig

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

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Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

University of San Francisco ( email )

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

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