Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335, 1963

This case brief should be a minimum of two double-spaced pages in length; this should be a Word document.  This assignment does not need to be in APA style.  This brief should be in your own words. You will find the submission portal listed under Assignments on Blackboard.

A case brief is a condensed, outline form summary of a court opinion. It should include the following elements:

Case: name, year of decision.

Facts: summary of important facts included in the case.

Issue: what is the legal question regarding what specific provision of law that is to be decided in the case.

Holding: what is the majority’s basic answer to the legal question in the case.

Rationale/Reasoning: what is the Court’s rationale for the holding.

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