Case Summary: Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) (High School Level)

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09/06/2018
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10/16/2020

Case issue: Does the Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel in criminal cases extend to defendants in state courts, even in cases in which the death penalty is not at issue?

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