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  1. The se Court informed Gideon that under Florida law only indigent clients charged with capital offenses are entitled to court appointed counsel. Gideon proceeded to a jury trial; made an opening statement, cross-examined the State’s witnesses, called his own witnesses, declined to testify himself; and made a closing argument.

  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. The District Court held an extensive evidentiary hearing on McCleskey's petition. Although it believed that McCleskey's Eighth Amendment claim was foreclosed by the Fifth Circuit's decision in Spinkellink v. Wainwright, 678 F.2d 682, 612-616 (1978), cert. denied, 440 U.S. 976 (1979), it nevertheless considered the Baldus study with care. It ...

  5. Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), is a case in which the United States Supreme Court decided that criminal defense attorneys must advise noncitizen clients about the deportation risks of a guilty plea.

  6. 475; appointment of counsel for the indigent suspect is tied to Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U. S. 335, and Douglas v. California, 372 U. S. 353, ante p. 473; the silent-record doctrine is borrowed from Carnley v. Cochran, 369 U. S. 506, ante p. 475, as is the right to an express offer of counsel, ante p. 471.

  7. decision in Mapp v. Ohio. 7 . Mapp held that illegally seized evidence was inadmissible in state trials-the so-called exclusionary rule. There fol-lowed a period of remarkably rapid, comprehensive innovation. In 1963, in Gideon v. Wainwright, 8 . the Court guaranteed the right of the indigent to be represented by counsel in a felony case.

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