U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Gideon V. Wainwright (Right to Counsel)

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Gideon V. Wainwright (Right to Counsel)

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Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), is a landmark case in United States Supreme Court history. In the case, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who are unable to afford their own attorneys.

The decision was announced on 18…  See more details below

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Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), is a landmark case in United States Supreme Court history. In the case, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who are unable to afford their own attorneys.

The decision was announced on 18 March 1963; the opinion of the Court was delivered by Justice Hugo Black. The three concurring opinions were written by Justices Clark, Douglas and Harlan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934255735
Publisher:
El Paso Norte Press
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Series:
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
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Format:
NOOK Book
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194 KB

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