Court case
Updated: 10/22/2020
Court case

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  • Gideon v. Wainwright
  • Background info
  • Argument
  • 1963
  • Supreme Court ruling
  • Gideon was accused of breaking into a bar in Panama City Florida he was arrested and could not afford a lawyer the judge would not appoint him one
  • Connected amendment
  • Gideon said that he had the right to a lawyer and they were breaking the 6th Amendment
  • Impact
  • The Supreme Court gave him a retrail with a lawyer
  • This trial shows that everyone gets a right to a lawyer even if they can’t afford one 6th amendment
  • That everyone should be able to have a fair trail with a lawyer
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