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  • Gideon's Sixth Amendment Right
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    Clarence Earl Gideon was arrested in 1961 and charged with breaking and entering a pool hall with intent to commit theft, by taking money out of vending machines. What he did at the time was considered a felony. When it came time to have the trial he did not have enough money for a lawyer and asked that one be appointed to defend him. The judge denied the request saying that under Florida state law counsel can be appointed only in a capital offense. Since Gideon didn't have a lawyer and was not ...
  • Question Presented Did The Florida Supreme Court
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    Smith vs. AllwrightFacts of the Case A resolution of the Democratic Party of Texas, a group that the Texas Supreme Court had deemed a 'voluntary association,' allowed only whites to participate in Democratic primary elections. S.S. Allwright was a county election official; he denied Lonnie E. Smith, a black man, the right to vote in the 1940 Texas Democratic primary. Question Presented Did denying blacks the right to vote in primary elections violate the Fifteenth Amendment? Conclusion The Court...
  • Supreme Court Of Florida
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    The fourth principle of the rule of law state, 'all persons must be given due process, that is, a fair chance to defend themselves against formal charges that they have violated the rules. ' The premise for this principle is the example that, the official body that hears and renders judgment on the charges may be biased against the defendant instead of impartial. The decision of the United States Supreme Court to discontinue the counting of 'under votes' in the state of Florida was not only a po...
  • Decision The Florida Court
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    Throwing the Book at Kids A twelve-year-old boy, Lionel Tate, brutally beat a six-year-old girl to death in South Florida in 1999. Tate was pretending to be a pro wrestler while he pummeled this girl to death, her liver even had split in half. A Florida law was recently passed which made it easier for prosecutors to try kids as adults. Tadfggc dfcvbbgds vs. gdf cvb bte was unfortunately one of those kids. He was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 14. Now everyone is regretting the decisio...
  • Florida Supreme Court
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    INTERPRETING AN EVENT (Rewrite) The 2000 Presidential Election marked an unforgettable event. On November 7, 2000 more than 100 million Americans voted for president. Democratic nominee, Vice-President Al Gore, was anticipating victory once the major television networks, early on election night, projected him to be the winner in the crucial state of Florida (Fitzpatrick 1). Within hours, however, the networks pronounced Florida too close to call. Early the next morning, Gore's Republican rival, ...
  • Petition With The Supreme Court Of Florida
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    On June 3, 1961, a burglary occurred at the Bay Harbor Pool Room in Panama City, Florida. During the burglary, a window was smashed and the cigarette machine and jukebox had been broken into. A witness claimed to have seen Clarence Earl Gideon in the poolroom early that morning. Later Gideon was picked up nearby with a bottle of wine and some change in his pockets, the police proceeded to arrest him. They charged him with breaking and entering in to the pool room. Gideon was a drifter who could ...

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