By:<br />Derek Schiebel<br />Alex Reller <br />Gideon v. Wainwright<br />
Did the state court's failure to appoint counsel for Clarence Gideon violate his right to a fair trial?<br />Reason For Tr...
Supreme Court Justices<br />Chief Justice<br />   Warren 	 Black	           Douglas	        Clark             Harlan<br />...
Argued January 15, 1963.<br />Clarence Earl Gideon vs. Wainwright, Florida<br />Gideon was charged in a Florida state cour...
The Sixth Amendment provides, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right . . . to have the Assistanc...
In a unanimous opinion, the Court held that Gideon had a right to be represented by a court-appointed attorney <br />In th...
Justice Black called it an "obvious truth" that a fair trial for a poor defendant could not be guaranteed without the assi...
In our piece of mind, we thought that the right victor was chosen, and that he deserved a free trial and not with a un-edu...
<ul><li>What is the meaning of this compared to the case?</li></ul>Poor people wear barrels<br />The poor cannot get good ...
<ul><li>What is the meaning of this compared to the case?</li></ul>Poor people wear barrels<br />The poor cannot get good ...
What is this political cartoon trying to say about due process?<br />	A. Republicans don’t like the citizens<br />	B. The ...
What is this political cartoon trying to say about due process?<br />	A. Republicans don’t like the citizens<br />	B. The ...
"Gideon v. Wainwright." LII | Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School. Web. 18 Feb. 2010. <http://www.law.cornel...
<ul><li>Producer: Derek Schiebel
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Gideon v. Wainwright

  1. 1. By:<br />Derek Schiebel<br />Alex Reller <br />Gideon v. Wainwright<br />
  2. 2. Did the state court's failure to appoint counsel for Clarence Gideon violate his right to a fair trial?<br />Reason For Trial<br />
  3. 3. Supreme Court Justices<br />Chief Justice<br /> Warren Black Douglas Clark Harlan<br /> Brennan Stewart White Goldberg<br />
  4. 4. Argued January 15, 1963.<br />Clarence Earl Gideon vs. Wainwright, Florida<br />Gideon was charged in a Florida state court with a felony for breaking and entering.<br />When he requested the court to appoint an attorney for him, the court refused, stating that it was only obligated to appoint counsel to poverty-stricken defendants in capital cases. <br />Gideon was convicted by a jury and the court sentenced him to five years in a state prison.<br />Basic Facts about the Case<br />
  5. 5. The Sixth Amendment provides, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right . . . to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.“ <br />Clarence Gideon believed he had been violated of this right<br />Constitutional Issues<br />
  6. 6. In a unanimous opinion, the Court held that Gideon had a right to be represented by a court-appointed attorney <br />In this case the Court found that the Sixth Amendment's guarantee of counsel was a right, essential to a fair trial, which should be made applicable to the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. <br />Conclusion<br />
  7. 7. Justice Black called it an "obvious truth" that a fair trial for a poor defendant could not be guaranteed without the assistance of counsel. Black commented that "lawyers in criminal courts are necessities, not luxuries.”<br />Decided March 18, 1963<br />9-0 decision (unanimous) for Gideon’s side<br />Conclusion<br />
  8. 8. In our piece of mind, we thought that the right victor was chosen, and that he deserved a free trial and not with a un-educated lawyer that he was assigned.<br />Our opinion<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>What is the meaning of this compared to the case?</li></ul>Poor people wear barrels<br />The poor cannot get good enough representation<br />Perry Mason wore a barrel<br />Lawyers are idiots<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>What is the meaning of this compared to the case?</li></ul>Poor people wear barrels<br />The poor cannot get good enough representation<br />Perry Mason wore a barrel<br />Lawyers are idiots<br />
  11. 11. What is this political cartoon trying to say about due process?<br /> A. Republicans don’t like the citizens<br /> B. The government is against fair trials<br /> C. Fair trial is always attempted, but not always fulfilled<br /> D. People have no chance against the government<br /> E. None of the Above<br /> F. All of the Above<br />
  12. 12. What is this political cartoon trying to say about due process?<br /> A. Republicans don’t like the citizens<br /> B. The government is against fair trials<br />C. Fair trial is always attempted, but not always fulfilled<br /> D. People have no chance against the government<br /> E. None of the Above<br /> F. All of the Above<br />
  13. 13. "Gideon v. Wainwright." LII | Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School. Web. 18 Feb. 2010. <http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0372_0335_ZO.html>.<br />"Gideon v. Wainwright, U.S. Supreme Court Case Summary & Oral Argument." The Oyez Project | Build 6. Web. 18 Feb. 2010. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1960-1969/1962/1962_155>.<br />"Gideon v. Wainwright@Everything2.com." Welcome to Everything@Everything2.com. Web. 18 Feb. 2010. <http://everything2.com/?node_id=533754>.<br />Works Cited<br />
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  15. 15. <ul><li>Producer: Derek Schiebel
  16. 16. Editors: Derek Schiebel & Alex Reller
  17. 17. Lazy bum: Alex Reller
  18. 18. Laptop user: Derek Schiebel
  19. 19. Research: Derek Schiebel & Alex Reller (sort of)
  20. 20. In memory of Alex Reller’s Laptop, which internet would not open.</li></ul>Credits<br />
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