Landmark Cases Schedule

Week of June 24 through July 1

All times and durations are subject to change

Sunday, June 27
9:44 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 1 min. Supreme Court Landmark Case Gideon v. WainwrightAkhil Reed Amar; Paul D. Clement; Susan SwainConstitutional scholar Akhil Amar and former solicitor general Paul Clement talked about the 1963 ... Constitutional scholar Akhil Amar and former solicitor general Paul Clement talked about the 1963 Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. The guests also responded to viewer phone calls and social media comments. The case concerns Clarence Earl Gideon, a petty thief who spent his time in jail studying the law. In 1962 Mr. Gideon wrote a letter to the Court asking the justices to consider his appeal that his Sixth Amendment right to counsel had been denied at his trial. His case established a right to counsel for all accused criminals. Among the clips shown were a reenactment of the case with the plaintiff and the Florida judge who sent him to jail from a 1965 CBS News documentary; a portion of an interview with former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg on how justices deal with letters written from prisoners in a penitentiary; and a portion of an interview with former Florida assistant attorney general Bruce Jacob describing what it was like to argue before the Court. 10:00 PM EDT on RadioApprox. 1 hr. 2 min. Supreme Court Landmark Case Gideon v. WainwrightAkhil Reed Amar; Paul D. Clement; Susan SwainConstitutional scholar Akhil Amar and former solicitor general Paul Clement talked about the 1963 ... Constitutional scholar Akhil Amar and former solicitor general Paul Clement talked about the 1963 Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. The guests also responded to viewer phone calls and social media comments. The case concerns Clarence Earl Gideon, a petty thief who spent his time in jail studying the law. In 1962 Mr. Gideon wrote a letter to the Court asking the justices to consider his appeal that his Sixth Amendment right to counsel had been denied at his trial. His case established a right to counsel for all accused criminals. Among the clips shown were a reenactment of the case with the plaintiff and the Florida judge who sent him to jail from a 1965 CBS News documentary; a portion of an interview with former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg on how justices deal with letters written from prisoners in a penitentiary; and a portion of an interview with former Florida assistant attorney general Bruce Jacob describing what it was like to argue before the Court.
Monday, June 28
12:44 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 1 min. Supreme Court Landmark Case Gideon v. WainwrightAkhil Reed Amar; Paul D. Clement; Susan SwainConstitutional scholar Akhil Amar and former solicitor general Paul Clement talked about the 1963 ... Constitutional scholar Akhil Amar and former solicitor general Paul Clement talked about the 1963 Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. The guests also responded to viewer phone calls and social media comments. The case concerns Clarence Earl Gideon, a petty thief who spent his time in jail studying the law. In 1962 Mr. Gideon wrote a letter to the Court asking the justices to consider his appeal that his Sixth Amendment right to counsel had been denied at his trial. His case established a right to counsel for all accused criminals. Among the clips shown were a reenactment of the case with the plaintiff and the Florida judge who sent him to jail from a 1965 CBS News documentary; a portion of an interview with former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg on how justices deal with letters written from prisoners in a penitentiary; and a portion of an interview with former Florida assistant attorney general Bruce Jacob describing what it was like to argue before the Court.