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Gideon, Clarence Earl

Overview
Works: 49 works in 126 publications in 4 languages and 9,469 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Drama 
Classifications: KF228.G53, 323.42
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Most widely held works by Clarence Earl Gideon
The impact of Gideon : a study of the state and local judicial process by Neal A Milner( )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gideon v. Wainwright : the impact in Florida of a United States Supreme Court decision by Galen A Irwin( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gideon's trumpet by Anthony Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a true story about Clarence Earl Gideon, a semi-literate drifter, who is arrested for breaking into a pool room and for petty theft. When he asks the court to appoint a lawyer for his defense because he cannot afford one, his request is denied. Acting as his own lawyer, Gideon is convicted and sent to jail. While in prison, he begins a hand-written campaign directed to the U.S. Supreme Court, contending that every defendant is entitled to legal representation. The Court agrees to hear Gideon's case, and, in a landmark decision, rules in his favor. Gideon is given a new trial and is found innocent and U.S. legal history is changed forever
 
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.09 for Key consti ... to 0.88 for The impact ...)

Alternative Names
Clarence Earl Gideon American robber

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Gideon v. Wainwright : free legal counselGideon v. Wainwright and the right to counselGideon v. Wainwright (1963) : right to counselGideon v. Wainwright : the right to free counselGideon v. Wainwright : the right to free legal counselThe right to counsel : from Gideon v. Wainwright to Gideon's trumpet