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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Miller
Clarence Earl Gideon v. Louie Wainwright
Citation:372 U.S. 335 (1963)
Gideon (defendant) was charged with breaking and entering a poolroom with the intent to commit a misdemeanor. Gideon did not have the means to hire a lawyer, so he asked the court to appoint counsel for him. The court denied Gideon’s request. Gideon conducted his own defense, and the jury found him guilty.
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