Gideon Vs Wainright Case Analysis

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Civil Liberties & the Civil Rights Court Cases Assignment
Gideon v Wainright
Dates:
Argued January 15, 1963
Decided March 18, 1963

Background:

Charged in a Florida State Court with a non capital felony, petitioner appeared without funds and without counsel and asked the Court to appoint counsel for him, but this was denied on the ground that the state law permitted appointment of counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases only.
Mapp v. Ohio
Dates
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Argued March 29, 1961
Decided June 19, 1961

Effect on the Civil Rights/Liberties:

The high court said evidence seized unlawfully, without a search warrant, could not be used in criminal prosecutions in state courts.
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