Before Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), criminals were not give an  attorney if they were too poor for one.

Before Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), criminals were not give an attorney if they were too poor for one.

The Supreme Court . Expanding Civil Rights . Landmark Cases . Roe v. Wade (1973) | PBS

The Supreme Court . Expanding Civil Rights . Landmark Cases . Roe v. Wade (1973) | PBS

Constitution Day 2013: Gideon v. Wainwright
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A man patriotic enough to fight for the preservation of his country’s honor should receive every consideration at the hands of those benefiting from his action, and to the credit of the American people they have always returned their country’s heroes to office following the termination of each war.

A man patriotic enough to fight for the preservation of his country’s honor should receive every consideration at the hands of those benefiting from his action, and to the credit of the American people they have always returned their country’s heroes to office following the termination of each war.

Dean Bruce Jacob Argued the Gideon Case for Florida Before the Supreme Court 50 years ago and remains active at Stetson University College of Law.

Dean Bruce Jacob Argued the Gideon Case for Florida Before the Supreme Court 50 years ago and remains active at Stetson University College of Law.

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Gideon v. Wainwright, 50 Years Later, Did Clarence Gideon Write His Appeal? Part 1 | David J. Shestokas

Gideon v. Wainwright, 50 Years Later, Did Clarence Gideon Write His Appeal? Part 1 | David J. Shestokas

gideon's trumpet the legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright; justice for all

gideon's trumpet the legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright; justice for all

Gideon Petition to US Supreme Court, copy of Clarence Earl Gideon's petition to US Supreme Ct. that resulted in historic ruling on right to counsel.

Gideon Petition to US Supreme Court, copy of Clarence Earl Gideon's petition to US Supreme Ct. that resulted in historic ruling on right to counsel.

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