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Updated: 10/16/2020
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  • Gideon vs. Wainwright
  • Background Information
  • Argument
  • 1963
  • Supreme Court Ruling
  • He was sent to court after he broke into a pool hall but he could afford to get himself a lawyer
  • Connected Amendment
  • the Supreme Court had ruled that in federal trial for someone would have to provide a lawyer for those defendants 
  • Impact
  • The supermen court ruled in favor of Gideon, guaranteeing the right to legal counsel for criminal defendants
  • 6th amendment- right to a lawyer 14th- equal protection clause
  • They determined that everyone gets a lawyer even if u can’t afford one
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