Gideon v. Wainwright
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
This collection includes a copy of the script, signed by screenwriter David Rintels, and stills of actors Henry Fonda, John Houseman and Jose Ferrer portraying characters in the film. It was originally shown on CBS as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame.
Bruce Jacob argued the case of Gideon v. Wainwright on behalf of the State of Florida as a young Assistant Attorney General. In this oral history interview, Jacob recalls his extensive preparation for the case.
In this interview, Krash recalls Fortas’ defense strategy, and reflected about the impact of the case as one of the landmark cases of constitutional law in the last fifty years. At the same time, he emphasized that “all of the hopes that we had have not been fulfilled.”
In this interview, Lewis recalls how he became involved in Gideon v. Wainwright after seeing Gideon’s petition in the Supreme Court file room on June 4th, 1962, the day the Court agreed to hear the case.
He also recalls his impressions after meeting with Clarence Gideon in the prison library of the Raiford Penitentiary.