Gideon v - Adrian Gil Block 2 Gideon v. Wainwright, 372...

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Adrian Gil Block 2 Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)- 6 th Amendment Summation of Fact: The people that were involved in this court case were Gideon who was accused of breaking into private property and stealing and then Wainwright. Basically the facts in this case are that Gideon was accused of stealing but was too poor to afford an attorney. When he requested one he was told that he could not have one and had to go through the trial without help from counsel. He was found guilty and sentenced to time in prison. He felt that his rights were violated so he tried to appeal but was shut down there too since they said that only crimes that involved death sentences were the ones that required for there to be an attorney assigned. Not satisfied the case was then taken to the Supreme Court of the United States. Legal Issues: The main things in question here were if it was constitutional for Gideon to not be assigned an attorney even after he asked to have one. The sixth amendment clearly states that
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Mills during the Spring '11 term at CSU Pueblo.

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