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Indigent Criminal Defense Research Guide

Created in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, this research guide collects sources related to the history, development, and current state of indigent criminal defense in the United States.

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Introduction

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right . . . to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence."
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 U.S. Const. amend VI

This guide is designed to introduce researchers to the chief sources of information related to indigent criminal defense in the United States. It covers both primary and secondary sources, as well as original source material located here at the Georgetown Law Library.