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CaseStudyStudentTemplateI.Nameofthecase: Gideon v. WainwrightIn this section, record the name of the case and thecitation if available.II.Factsofthecase:A. Clarence Earl Gideon and Louie L. WainwrightB. Clarence Earl Gideon was charged in Florida statecourt with felony breaking and entering. When heappeared in court without a lawyer, Gideon requested thatthe court appoint one for him. According to Florida statelaw, however, an attorney may only be appointed to anindigent defendant in capital cases, so the trial court didnot appoint one. Gideon represented himself in trial. Hewas found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.Gideon filed a habeas corpus petition in the FloridaSupreme Court, arguing that the trial court's decisionviolated his constitutional right to be represented bycounsel.C. The Florida Supreme Court denied habeas corpusrelief.In this section, the basic facts of the case should bewritten:A. Who was involved in the case?B. What happened?C. How did the lower court decide on the case?III.TheBasicConstitutionalIssue(Question/Provision/Clause):Does the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel in criminalcases extend to felony defendants in state courts?In this section, the constitutional issueshould be writtenas a question that can be answered in a yes or noresponse.A. What was the legal issue that had to be decided?You must cite the specific constitutional provision(s)in your question.IV.Arguments(Petitioner&Respondent):A. Argued that the trial court's decision violated hisconstitutional right to be represented by counselB. Sixth AmendmentIn this section, the following should be written:A. What were the arguments for the Petitioner?B. What precedents were cited?C. What were the arguments for the Respondent? (If
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