Book Discussion on The Right to Counsel

Lisa Wroble talked about her book, The Right to Counsel: From Gideon v. Wainwright to Gideon’s Trumpet (Famous Court Cases That… read more

Lisa Wroble talked about her book, The Right to Counsel: From Gideon v. Wainwright to Gideon’s Trumpet (Famous Court Cases That Became Movies). In June 1961, Clarence E. Gideon was arrested and charged with burglarizing a pool hall in Panama City, Florida. When Gideon requested an attorney, because he could not afford one, he was denied on the grounds that the State of Florida only provided counsel in capital cases. Gideon was forced to act as his own attorney and was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison. While serving his sentence, Gideon wrote to the Supreme Court, asking them to hear his case.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Fort Myers, Florida, from March 16-21 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.  close

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Book Discussion on The Right to Counsel

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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Apr 19, 2014
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Apr 20, 2014

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  • Apr 19, 2014 | 11:53am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 20, 2014 | 11:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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