"If You Cannot Afford an Attorney..." [Supreme Court, United States]. Gideon v. Wainright, Corrections Director, Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Florida in United States Reports 372 (October Term 1962), pp. 335-352. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1963. Original tan buckram, blind frames to boards, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Negligible shelfwear and soiling, library stamps to pastedowns, card pocket to front free endpaper, internally clean. $250. * First edition. A landmark in the history of U.S. civil rights, the unanimous decision in this case held that states are required to provide an attorney to any defendant unable to afford one. The Court's reasoning was based on the rights to counsel established in Fifth and Sixth Amendments, extending to states a requirement imposed on the federal government. The history of this case in described in Anthony Lewis's 1964 book Gideon's Trumpet. It was also the subject of a 2013 documentary film, Gideon's Army, which follows the careers of three public defenders in the Southern United States.
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