Tuesday, January 1, 2013

50th Anniversary Program: Gideon v. Wainwright

From the ABA Litigation Section:

The 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright
Friday, January 18, 2013 / 10:45 am – 12:00 pm EST

A program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision, Gideon v. Wainright will be live streamed on January 18, 2013. This decision recognized a constitutional right to the appointment of counsel for indigent criminal defendants charged with felonies. Mr. Gideon was in prison when he submitted his handwritten petition to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting counsel.

Speakers include:

Professor Bruce Jacobs, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Criminal Law at Stetson Law School and Anthony Graves, an exonerated death row prisoner from Texas. Moderating will be Joanne A. Epps, Dean of Temple Beasley School of Law.


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