March 20, 2013

Video Defending Gideon

Arnold & Porter Webcast

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, we present an extraordinary documentary produced by The Constitution Project in conjunction with Arnold & Porter LLP. Defending Gideon 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, is approximately 30 minutes long and 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.


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