Arnold & Porter LLP & NYCLA: 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright
14 Vesey Street
New York, NY
Please join us at 5:30 p.m. on March 18, 2013 -- the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright -- for an extraordinary documentary. Gideon's Promise Unfulfilled takes viewers on a fascinating journey through the heady days of the Gideon decision through the present day, and examines the challenges still facing the indigent defense system.
The film, narrated by actor Martin Sheen, will feature interviews with many who were there at the time: Retired Arnold & Porter LLP attorney Abe Krash, Bruce Jacob (who represented Florida in the case and who is now a leading advocate for reform), Walter Mondale (who, as Minnesota Attorney General organized an amicus brief in Gideon's favor), and Anthony Lewis, long-time New York Times columnist and author of Gideon's Trumpet.
We hope you can join us for this very special event.