Summary: S.3145 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/07/2016)

Clarence Gideon Full Access to Justice Act or the Gideon Act

This bill amends the federal criminal code by establishing the Defender Office for Supreme Court Advocacy as a private, nonmembership, nonprofit corporation. It must advocate on behalf of individuals in noncapital cases involving an issue of federal criminal statutory law or constitutional law before: (1) the Supreme Court of the United States, and (2) the highest courts in the states when resources permit. The office may also provide assistance to attorneys advocating on behalf of those individuals.