Gideon v. Wainwright - Significance, Court Unanimously Votes To Overturn Betts V. Brady, The Warren Court, Further Readings
Clarence Earl Gideon
Louie L. Wainwright, Director, Division of Corrections
That the Sixth Amendment requires states to provide legal counsel for impoverished criminal defendants charged with serious offenses.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Bruce R. Jacob
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black (writing for the Court), William J. Brennan, Jr., Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Arthur Goldberg, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
18 March 1963
Declaring that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment makes the Sixth Amendment right to counsel binding on the states, the Supreme Court unanimously voted to order that Gideon be assigned a court-appointed lawyer and retried.
- Betts v. Brady, 316 U.S. 455 (1942).
- Argersinger v. Hamlin, 407 U.S. 25 (1972).
- Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984).
West's Encyclopedia of American Law, Volume 10. Minneapolis, MN: West Publishing, 1998.
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