Revising the Past: Capital Representation Pre-Gideon

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Most Florida criminal defense attorneys who undertake the tremendous responsibility of representing defendants facing the death penalty probably cannot remember what life was like in this country in 1963. Few were practicing law back then. Many were yet to be born.

Nevertheless, the year 1963 is a critical milestone for the Florida capital defense bar because it was in 1963 that the United States Supreme Court brought us Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963) – and with Gideon, everything changed.

Before we consider the necessary changes that must be made in the representation of indigent defendants facing capital punishment in Florida – and we will — it is important to look back to the status quo as it existed pre-Gideon.

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