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GIDEON V. WAINWRIGHT

by Austin8687
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Other
Grade:
12

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GIDEON V. WAINWRIGHT

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Researched By: Austin McCullough

Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

After writting his petition to the Supreme court his case was accepted. The judge ruled in his favor arguing that the 6th amendment was violated, and that he should have been appointed an attorney!

Summary: In June of 1961 there was a robbery at the Bay Harbor Pool Room in Panama City, FL. Police arrested and took into custody Clarence Earl Gideon. He was not able to afford a lawyer and when he asked for one to be appointed, he was denyed! As we all know as part of the 6th Amendment everyone has the right to an attorney, and if you they cant afford one, one will be apointed to them.

Violation of the 6th Amendment

This case affects people today, because it shows that just because you are accused of doing something wrong doesnt mean you dont have the right to an attorney.


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