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  1. Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the Court ruled that the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires U.S. states to provide attorneys to criminal defendants who are unable to afford their own.

  2. Clarence Earl Gideon was charged in Florida state court with felony breaking and entering. When he appeared in court without a lawyer, Gideon requested that the court appoint one for him. According to Florida state law, however, an attorney may only be appointed to an indigent defendant in capital cases, so the trial court did not appoint one.

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  4. In Argument Wars, you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer is your competition. Whoever uses the strongest arguments wins! Cases include: Bond v. United States; Brown v. Board of Education; Gideon v. Wainwright; Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier; In Re Gault; Miranda v. Arizona; New Jersey v. T.L.O ...

  5. Study with Quizlet and memorize flashcards containing terms like John is a resident of Iowa. While driving through California, he has an accident involving Marisol, a California resident. Marisol files a lawsuit in a California state court. Over John, the California court has a. in personam jurisdiction. b. in rem jurisdiction. c. no jurisdiction. d. diversity jurisdiction., Marco files a ...

  6. He was found guilty and subsequently appealed. He was appointed counsel (his attorney, Abe Fortas, later became a Supreme Court Justice) when the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court; the court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that the right to counsel extended to the states as well as the federal government. The decision said that Florida's ...

  7. U.S. Supreme Court In re Winship, 397 U.S. 358 (1970) In re Winship. No. 778. Argued January 20, 1970. Decided March 31, 1970. 397 U.S. 358. Syllabus. Relying on a preponderance of the evidence, the standard of proof required by § 744(b) of the New York Family Court Act, a New York Family Court judge found that appellant, then a 12-year-old boy, had committed an act that "if done by an adult ...

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