In Gideon's Wake: Harsher Penalties and the 'Successful' Criminal Appellant

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1965

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Gideon v. Wainwright, indignant defendant

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., In Gideon's Wake: Harsher Penalties and the 'Successful' Criminal Appellant (1965). Yale Law Journal, Vol. 74, p. 606, 1965, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-131, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1927979

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