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    gideon Gideon v. Wainwright What most people don't know is that in the past those arrested for a crime did not really have "the right to an attorney" unless they had money. This became a right because Clarence Gideon, a prison inmate who did not have the money for a lawyer, took a pencil in his hand and wrote his own petition to the United States Supreme Court. Clarence Gideon, without a lawyer, took his case to the highest court in the country and won important rights for all of us. In 1961,

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    Gideons Trumpet

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    hard to obtain justice. If Gideon didn't realize that he had a right to counsel, this case would have never been held and the legal sytem might still be the same today! Clarence Earl Gideon is a man that most Americans outside of the legal system, as well as within it, would not even recognize who he was. The author, Anthony Lewis, wanted this change and wanted the citizens of the United States to see the dramatic impact that the Gideon's case had on the legal system. Gideon felt like he was in an unfair

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    Gideon Vs. Wainwright

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    on Constitutional grounds. All arguments and decisions are based on interpretations of the original Constitution and, more often, on Constitutional amendments. GIDEON v. WAINWRIGHT In June 1961, Clarence Gideon was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in Bay Harbor. He was tried in a Florida Circuit Court in August 1961. Gideon stated in Court that he was unable to afford a lawyer and asked the Judge to appoint one for him. The Judge said he was sorry but he could not do that, because

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    Law: Gideon Vs Wainright

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    regarding the right of the indigent accused to have counsel appointed to them in the state trials, or does the Fourteenth Amendment prevent this? The Supreme Court was faced with answering these questions in the case of Gideon v. Wainwright. In June of 1961, Clarence Earl Gideon, a fifty year old petty thief, drifter, and gambler who had spent much of his life in and out of jail was arrested in Panama City Florida. He was charged with breaking into a poolroom one night in an effort to steal beer

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    Gideon v. Wainwright

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    unlocked a door entering the bar robbing the bar of $5 in change and a few bottles of beer and soda. Clarence Earl Gideon was arrested shortly thereafter at a tavern. A nearby resident, Henry Cook, claimed that he saw Gideon leave the bar with a bottle of wine and his pockets filled with coins, make a phone call, get in a cab and leave. Gideon denied the charges (Wikipedia, 2013). Gideon was born in Hannibal Missouri on August 30, 1910. After completing the 8th grade, he ran away from home beginning

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    Clearance Earl Gideon, and a Supreme Court fights for the entitlement to counsel. There were excessive pleas to the crimes to which he was convicted but didn’t commit. He was unable to afford a lawyer, but insisted one be appointed to him when he was denied the right to counsel, Gideon considered it as not being a fair trial. He then appealed to the United States Supreme Court were on March 18, 1963 won his case. Clearance changed the lives of millions of people that were to poor afford proper counsel

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    than the federal government making decisions for every state. The fate of federalism is discussed in the Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright. In this case, Clarence Earl Gideon was arrested for burglary in Florida. When Gideon was tried, the court did not grant him a lawyer because, according to Florida state law, lawyers are only given in capital cases. Because Gideon believed he was not protected under the sixth amendment, he brought his case to the Supreme Court so that it can be decided if

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    Imagine being forced to defend yourself in court, could you do it successfully? Not everyone can. Clarence Earl Gideon was born on August 30, 1910, to Charles R. and Virginia Gregory Gideon in Hannibal, Missouri. Growing up he had a rough childhood and a broken family. All of this turned him to a life of crime. He had very little money, leading him to do things he most likely regretted. His jury and court decided to charge him with five years in prison. He did not have an attorney

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    Kylah Preston Mr.Dietrich Economic , Period 5 08 May 2014 Gideon vs. Wainwright The political and economical consequence of the Gideon vs. Wainwright Decision was , Its extended the 6th amendment through the 14th amendment to apply to the state. Also its gave defendants in criminal court the right to counsel in situations in where they couldn’t afford to hire an attorney. Clarence Earl Gideon was a man of very little education, who ran away from home when was in middle school. He spent much

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    Citation: Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963). Parties: Clarence Earl Gideon, Petitioner / Respondent Louie L. Wainwright, Division of Corrections Facts: Clarence Earl Gideon was charged in Florida state court with a felony: for illegally entering a pool hall with the intention of committing a misdemeanor. When Gideon arrived in court he requested an attorney as he could not afford one at that time. However, in accordance with Florida state law at the time the court told Mr. Gideon that they

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