Public Defender System

The Department of Justice held a symposium on the public defender system. Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote… read more

The Department of Justice held a symposium on the public defender system. Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address. In his remarks he promised the Justice Department under his direction would not forget about the needs of the public defender system. 

Panelists talked about the public defender system. In 1963 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the felony conviction of Clarence Earl Gideon after he was denied a request for free legal counsel. The Court ruled that state courts are required under the Sixth Amendment to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who cannot afford counsel. Jo-Ann Wallace moderated. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
292143-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Affairs Event
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 2010
Last Aired:
Mar 15, 2010

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  • Feb 18, 2010 | 8:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 18, 2010 | 7:49pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 19, 2010 | 2:54am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 19, 2010 | 6:12am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 19, 2010 | 3:50pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 15, 2010 | 12:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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