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The 50th Anniversary of Gideon vs Wainwright (1963) - the Supreme Court decision that established the right to appointed counsel.
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The Yale Law Journal Online - Volume 122, Issue 8, June 2013

The Yale Law Journal Online
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Gideon Essays 

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When You Can’t Pay for a Lawyer

When You Can’t Pay for a Lawyer | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman says the state needs to consider shouldering financial responsibility for the public defense system to ensure that every citizen gets “equal justice” regardless of his or her ability to pay.
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Chasing Gideon

Chasing Gideon | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
Today marks the 50th anniversary of a Supreme Court ruling that changed the face of American justice. On March 18, 1963, the Court ruled, in Gideon v.
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Great interview with journalist who wrote "Chasing Gideon" - new book examining the 50 years since the Gideon decision.   

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Gideon v. Wainwright, 50 Years Later | Sixth Amendment Center

Gideon v. Wainwright, 50 Years Later | Sixth Amendment Center | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
6AC celebrates the 50th anniversary of the US Supreme Court's watershed decision, Gideon v. Wainwright, establishing the right to counsel at public expense.
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Gideon's promise still unfulfilled

Gideon's promise still unfulfilled | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
There is near-universal agreement among lawyers who represent the poor that Gideons promise of effective legal counsel for everyone charged with a crime has gone unfulfilled. The system is broken.
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Serious Problems Linger On Anniversary Of Landmark Court Case

WASHINGTON -- It is not the happiest of birthdays for the landmark Supreme Court decision that, a half-century ago, guaranteed a lawyer for criminal defendants who are too poor to afford one. A unanimous high court issued its decision in Gideon v.
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Gideon v. Wainright established right to counsel; but public defenders can't carry load

Fifty years after the right to a lawyer was enshrined, budget realities undermine justice.
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The Right to Counsel, Badly Battered at 50

The Right to Counsel, Badly Battered at 50 | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court said the poor must be provided with lawyers, but that promise has been mocked more often than fulfilled.
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Is the Right to Counsel for Criminal Defendants a Myth?

Is the Right to Counsel for Criminal Defendants a Myth? | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, the right to counsel for persons charged with crimes apparently exists in principle but not in practice.
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Charts: Why You're in Deep Trouble If You Can't Afford a Lawyer

Charts: Why You're in Deep Trouble If You Can't Afford a Lawyer | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the groundbreaking "Gideon" ruling, public defenders are overworked, underpaid—and America's poor are paying the price.
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'Gideon v. Wainwright', Fifty Years Later | The Nation

'Gideon v. Wainwright', Fifty Years Later | The Nation | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.
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A Promise Worth Keeping: Restoring Fairness to America's Justice System

A Promise Worth Keeping: Restoring Fairness to America's Justice System | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
"I went to law school to make a difference. I became a public defender to ensure poor people have access to the same justice as those with money.
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Gideon’s Muted Trumpet

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Today, a poor person has a greater chance of being incarcerated than 50 years ago — when the Supreme Court guaranteed legal representation to indigent defendants.
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Eric Holder: A 'State of Crisis' for the Right to Counsel

Eric Holder: A 'State of Crisis' for the Right to Counsel | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
The broad abandonment of the right to counsel, says the attorney general, is "unworthy of a legal system that stands as an example for all the world."
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How Americans Lost the Right to Counsel, 50 Years After 'Gideon'

How Americans Lost the Right to Counsel, 50 Years After 'Gideon' | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
You have a right to an attorney in a criminal case, even if you cannot afford one. The Supreme Court said so half a century ago. But today that precious right is systematically ignored or undermined.
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When a Minister Is Murdered, There Is No Right to Counsel

That's the message the Supreme Court is sending as we approach the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, a famous defendants' rights case.
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Memphis Bar Association Highlights 50th Anniversary of Gideon, Public Defense in Shelby County

Memphis Bar Association Highlights 50th Anniversary of Gideon, Public Defense in Shelby County | Gideon vs Wainwright | Scoop.it
Next week will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision that established the right to counsel for all Americans facing incarceration, regardless of their ability to pay. In 1963, Memphian...
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