Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) - Bill of Rights Institute

Supreme Court: Gideon v Wainwright decision (1963), 55th anniversary
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Gideon v. Wainwright case brief - Law School Case Briefs

Gideon had to defend himself in court, but without an education, legal experience, or any knowledge of the law, he did not do a good job. An attorney who did not represent Gideon later said that the trial "was a simple case with a simple man, trying to act like a lawyer, but making a pitiful effort. A lawyer—not a great lawyer, just an ordinary, competent lawyer—could have made ashes of the case." Gideon was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.

Florida Memory - Gideon v. Wainwright
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Gideon V. Wainwright - Digital History

Clarence Earl Gideon was a career criminal whose actions helped change the American legal system. Accused of committing a robbery, Gideon was too poor to hire a lawyer to represent him in court. After he was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison, Gideon took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a landmark legal decision, Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court ruled that under the U.S. Constitution, state courts are required to appoint lawyers for those individuals accused of committing a crime who cannot pay for legal representation.

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The following is a selected list of books, articles, and manuscripts about Clarence Earl Gideon in the research centers of . The Society’s call numbers follow the citations in brackets. All links will open in a new tab.

and manuscripts about Clarence Earl Gideon in the research centers of The State Historical Society of …
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