In Defense Of: Clarence Earl Gideon

Jan 16, 2020, 12:00 AM
"Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet..."
Judges 6:34

In part 2 of this 3-part series on the right to counsel, Jennifer tells the story of Clarence Earl Gideon, whose conviction for breaking and entering was overturned by the United States Supreme Court in a groundbreaking opinion that would forever change the legal landscape in America. 

FURTHER READING:
Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27404.Gideon_s_Trumpet
Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 US 335 (1963), https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/372/335/#tab-opinion-1944169

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