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Gideon v. Wainwright

Unable to pay for a lawyer, a man arrested for breaking and entering was forced to defend himself in court, resulting in a sentence of five years in prison. Was this fair? That question took Gideon v. Wa… (See Below for Full Description)
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Unable to pay for a lawyer, a man arrested for breaking and entering was forced to defend himself in court, resulting in a sentence of five years in prison. Was this fair? That question took Gideon v. Wainwright all the way to the Supreme Court, where it was decided that state courts should be required to provide attorneys to defendants in criminal cases who cannot afford their own. As stated by Justice Hugo Black, “Lawyers in criminal courts are necessities, not luxuries.” Gideon v. Wainwright: The Right to Free Legal Counsel is a vivid account that delves into the judicial process that went into this landmark case.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9383-2
ISBN-10 791093832
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0336-5
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Great Supreme Court Decisions
Author G.S. Prentzas; Consulting Editor:Tim McNeese
Publication Date 5/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs. Glossary. Sidebars. Chronology/Timeline. Further reading. Bibliography. Source notes. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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