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Gideon vs Wainwright

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  • Clarence Earl Gideon a life long small time criminal, breaks into a pool hall to rob a vending machine.
  • Bar Harbor Pool Room
  • June 3, 1961 Panama City Beach, Florida
  • I saw Clarence Earl Gideon walk out with a bottle of wine and pockets full of $
  • June 3, 1961 Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Bar Harbor Pool Room
  • You are under arrest for burglary
  • I should have ran faster....
  • Theres no way I got $ to pay a lawyer.Im done for. Give me a lawyer for free!
  • August 4, 1961 Courtroom Florida
  • Your crime is a felony not a Capital crime . No free attorney for you!!! Guilty 5 years in Jail- Case over
  • Clarence Earl Gideon broke into the pool hall and stole money
  • Its been denied. Get comfortable you are gonna be here awhile
  • Did the Florida Supreme Court answer my petition? I have rights under the 6th and 14th and Im gonna get get out of here.
  • I was convicted because I was forced to represent myself in court. I
  • I gotta take this higher. Im gonna write to the top, the US Supreme Court is gonna hear about this.
  • This guy is nuts. He thinks he can change the laws??
  • Florida Jail 1963
  • The highest court in the land has agreed to hear my case. Finally I may get justice!
  • US Supreme Court- Justice Hugo Black Presiding. Gideon v Wainwright
  • United States Supreme Court. January 15, 1963
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