530 U.S. 428 (2000)
Petitioner was indicted for bank robbery, conspiracy to commit bank robbery, and using a firearm in the course of committing a crime of violence. Before trial, petitioner moved to suppress a statement he had made at a Federal Bureau of Investigation field office, on the grounds that he had not received "Miranda warnings" before being interrogated. The district court granted his motion to suppress. The court of appeals reversed the suppression order, holding that 18 U.S.C.S. § 3501, which made admissibility turn solely on whether the statement was made voluntarily, had been satisfied.
- On appeal, the court reversed, finding that Miranda was a constitutional decision of the court, and therefore could not be in effect overruled by an Act of Congress.
- Further, following the principles of stare decisis, the court declined to overrule Miranda itself.
- The court held that Miranda and its progeny governed the admissibility of statements made during custodial interrogation in both state and federal courts.
Judgment reversed; Miranda announced a constitutional rule that Congress could not supersede legislatively, and following the rule of stare decisis, the court declined to overrule Miranda itself.
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