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RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

Fifty Years after Gideon

  • Aired: 12/20/2013
  • 09:18
  • Rating: NR
The Supreme Court’s unanimous 1963 decision in Gideon v. Wainwright required that everyone accused of a serious crime, rich or poor, is entitled to a defense lawyer. But 50 years later, are indigent defendants getting the representation they deserve?
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Are defendants getting the representation promised by the Supreme Court's 1963 decision?
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