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The 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

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Published on Jan 28, 2013

The 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright
Presented by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation
Friday, January 18, 2013 / 10:30 am -- 12:00 pm EST

A program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision, Gideon v. Wainwright 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, Anthony Lewis, Journalist, Author, and Academic, the Honorable Carlos Martinez of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida (Miami-Dade County 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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