Supreme Court rules suspects have right to attorney during questioning

On June 22, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Escobedo v. Illinois that suspects have the right to an attorney while they are questioned by police. Danny Escobedo eventually confessed to the murder of his brother-in-law after being detained for hours without access to his lawyer. Over the course of the interrogation, police denied Escobedo's repeated requests to speak with his lawyer and denied the lawyer's requests to speak with his client. The Supreme Court overturned Escobedo's confession on the ground that it violated his "absolute right to remain silent".

France signed armistice agreement with Nazi Germany

On June 22, 1940, France signed an armistice agreement with Nazi Germany ending hostilities between the two states after Germany's invasion of France, recognizing the German occupation of northern France and continued French jurisdiction in the south under the collaborative Vichy government.

Read the armistice agreement here.

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