1964

1964

In Escobedo v. Illinois, the Supreme Court extends the Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel to include police interrogations as well as trials.

In New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, the Supreme Court overturns a libel judgment against the Times and rules that public officials may not recover damages unless a false statement was made with actual malice.

Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, banning discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin.