In Gideon's Wake: Harsher Penalties and the 'Successful' Criminal Appellant
William W. Van Alstyne
Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School
Yale Law Journal, Vol. 74, p. 606, 1965
William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-131
Following the Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, popular opinion allowed indignant criminals seeking a re-trial to receive harsher sentences. This examination argues that such a result is unconstitutional.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Keywords: Gideon v. Wainwright, indignant defendant
Date posted: September 17, 2011 ; Last revised: December 30, 2014
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