News Article – 2/2/2006

February 2, 2006

'Miranda' Judge McFate, 96, Dies, He Never Went To Law School

By Michael Kiefer, The Arizona Republic, Feb.1, 2006

Yale McFate, the Maricopa County Superior Court judge who presided over the 1963 rape case that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Miranda decision and the¬†police¬†incantation that starts “You have the right to remain silent,” died Jan. 28 of cancer. He was 96.
McFate was a lawyer from another century. He was born in Arizona before it was a state, and he served in its Legislature and on the Corporation Commission.