Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright

In 1963, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that state courts are required under the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment to provide counsel to individuals charged in criminal cases who cannot afford their own attorney. To learn more about the constitutional, legal, political, and practical implications of this landmark decision, view this vibrant and insightful discussion between students and a panel of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders. To find a more detailed program description, program objectives, time-coded program agenda, related national curriculum standards, pre-program learning activities, post-program learning activities, related web resources, and related video clips, click on the Educational Material tab.

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Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright

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