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Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) Clarence Earl Gideon was arrested for breaking into a Florida Pool Hall to commit larceny ( Bay Harbor Pool Hall) Clarence.

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2 Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

3 Clarence Earl Gideon was arrested for breaking into a Florida Pool Hall to commit larceny ( Bay Harbor Pool Hall) Clarence Earl Gideon

4 At trial- Gideon requested a court appointed lawyer (He couldn’t afford his own) Judge refused his request Florida only provided free counsel if your case involved “special circumstances” (death penalty, unusually complex, illiterate, insanity, etc.)

5 Gideon conducted his own defense He was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison (had previous convictions) Raiford Prison Verdict?????????

6 While in prison Gideon submitted a handwritten appeal

7 US Supreme Court agrees to hear his case Abe Fortas is appointed to represent him before the SC The Supreme Court decided Gideon did not receive a fair trial The SC orders a new trial- this time with a lawyer (same courtroom, same judge) Abe Fortas Chief Justice Earl Warren

8 Tom Clark Hugo Black Earl Warren William Douglas John Harlan (Chief Justice) Byron White William Brennan Potter Stewart Arthur Goldberg U.S. Supreme Court (1963)

9 New trial- Verdict?????? Found Not Guilty Significance: Established a person’s right to a court appointed lawyer (if you can’t afford your own) to ensure a fair trial


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