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Gideon v Wainwright
Transcript of Gideon v Wainwright
Beaney, William M. The Right to Counsel in American Courts. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1955.
Carter, Dan T. Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1969.
Lewis, Anthony. Gideon's Trumpet. New York: Random House, 1964.
"Clarence Earl GIDEON, Petitioner, v. Louie L. WAINWRIGHT, Director, Division of Corrections." LII. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2013.
"GIDEON v. WAINWRIGHT." Gideon v. Wainwright. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2013. Controversial Cases Leading to Gideon V Wainwright 1963, August 5- Gideon was represented, retried, and acquitted 1932- Powell v Alabama Dictum that the provision of Counsel is a fundamental right implicit in the fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause. 1937-Palko v Connecticut Similar ruling to Powell v Alabama 1942-Betts v Brady – Dictum that a defendant should only be provided with counsel in such cases as when the lack of counsel would result in a denial of fundamental fairness. 1963- Gideon v Wainwright – 1961- Gideon was taken to be tried at a lower court 1962, June 4- Court granted Gideon’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari 1963, March 18- Betts v Brady ruling was reversed In any criminal case, a defendant must be appointed counsel if requested, as a fair trial is required. The Gideon v Wainwright ruling confirmed that the trial is unfair without counsel if the accused asks for one.