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This Essay Is About The Gideon Vs. Wainwright Case, In Which The 14th Amendment Was Based Upon.

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Gideon vs. WainwrightAlmost anyone in the Untied States of America can recite their Miranda Rights:"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you. You have the right to talk with a lawyer before being questioned and to have the lawyer present during the questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you before questioning begins."Although most people connect their Miranda Rights will the famous Miranda vs. Arizona case in 1966, a major part of these basic rights (If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you before questioning begins) would exempt if not for the Gideon vs. Wainwright case of 1963. As a prerequisite case to Miranda vs. Arizona, the Gideon vs. Wainwright case became one the most important court cases of the 20th century, as rated by Time magazine.51 year-old Clarence Gideon was accused and later convicted of breaking and entering into a pool hall. When Gideon was arrested, he was told that he could not have an attorney considering that the case was not a federal crime. After being sentenced to jail time, Gideon read books on law and how to appeal a court case. Then in 1963 he wrote the Supreme Court, saying that the state of Florida had violated him by not allowing him a free counsel and by following the 14th amendment which states:"No state shall make or enforce any laws which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United...

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