Gideon v. Wainwright to mean that accused people have a right to be informed of their rights Gideon v. Wainwright to mean states must pay for counsel if the defendant cannot afford it Miranda v. Arizona to mean that accused people have a right to be informed of their rights Miranda v.
The Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) that Gideon had been denied his rights because he had hired an expensive lawyer he could not afford. represented himself in court. paid bail he could not afford. been questioned without having his Miranda warning read.