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Updated: 10/14/2020
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  • Gideon vs. Wainwright
  • Background Info
  • Argument
  • 1963
  • Supreme Court Ruling
  • In 1961 Gideon broke into a pool in Florida and got arrested
  • Connected Amendment
  • Gideon could not afford a lawyer. At his trial, he asked the judge to give him one but the judge didn’t. The judge was following Florida law. It required the state to provide lawyers only in death penalty cases.
  • Impact
  • It is not fair that he wasn’t aloud a lawyer to help him even if he can’t afford one
  • 6th amendment right to a lawyer 14th amendment equal protection clause
  • This case showed that they must provide a lawyer if you cant afford one
  • Lawyer
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