No. 577.

380 U.S. 400 (1965)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 5, 1965.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Orville A. Harlan, by appointment of the Court, 379 U.S. 911, argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.

Gilbert J. Pena, Assistant Attorney General of Texas, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Waggoner Carr, Attorney General of Texas, Hawthorne Phillips, First Assistant Attorney General, Stanton Stone, Executive Assistant Attorney General, and Howard M. Fender and Allo B. Crow, Jr., Assistant Attorneys General.

MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.

The Sixth Amendment provides in part that:

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right . . . to be confronted with the witnesses against him . . . and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence."

Two years ago in Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335, we held that the Fourteenth Amendment...

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