Friday, January 18, 2013

Live Webcast commemorating Gideon v. Wainwright

The American Bar Association is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright with a live webcast on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 10:30am to 12:00pm EST.  "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."