Department of Justice 50th Anniversary Gideon Event

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50 Years Later: The Legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright, March 15, 2013

This ceremony commemorated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which ensured that all indigent defendants have access to counsel. The event featured a conversation with Attorney General Eric Holder, former Vice President Walter Mondale, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, and a panel discussion with Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb (ret.), Mr. William Leahy, and Mr. Bryan Stevenson, moderated by Ms. Nina Totenberg.

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March 15, 2013 Ceremony Part 1
March 15, 2013 Ceremony Part 1
Welcome by Deborah Leff, Acting Senior Counselor for Access to Justice and Tony West, Acting Associate Attorney General. Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder.
 

March 15, 2013 Ceremony Part 2
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March 15, 2013 Ceremony Part 2
Conversation between Attorney General Eric Holder and Vice President Walter Mondale and Justice Elena Kagan.

 

March 15, 2013 Ceremony Part 3
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March 15, 2013 Ceremony Part 3
Panel Discussion with Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb (ret.), Mr. William Leahy, and Mr. Bryan Stevenson, moderated by Ms. Nina Totenberg. Closing Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder.

 

Defending Gideon
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Defending Gideon
March 15, 2013
An excerpt from Defending Gideon, a documentary film by The Constitution Project and New Media Advocacy Project, was screened at the Department's 50th Anniversary Gideon Event.