H.Res.108 - Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the landmark case Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the Supreme Court held that counsel must be provided to indigent defendants in all felony cases.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] (Introduced 03/12/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.108 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/12/2013)
Recognizes and honors the 50th anniversary of the decision in Gideon v. Wainwright (the Supreme Court held that indigent defendants have a right to be provided counsel in all felony cases).
Expresses support for strategies to improve the criminal justice system to ensure that indigent defendants in all felony cases are adequately represented by counsel.