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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the law student who works on research for Fortas?
(a) John Hardeson.
(b) James Milligan.
(c) John Hart Ely.
(d) Michael Collins.

2. Which of the following does the Fourteenth Amendment address?
(a) Liberty.
(b) Property.
(c) All of these.
(d) Life.

3. What would be the benefit of a public defender's office?
(a) Knowledge of courts.
(b) Knowledge of judges.
(c) Familiarity with areas.
(d) Better compensation.

4. Who does George Mantz say is looking out for defendants with attorneys?
(a) The judge.
(b) The defendant.
(c) The state.
(d) The Supreme Court.

5. What do some people at the state level want to see implemented?
(a) A lottery to decide who takes a case.
(b) A public defender's office.
(c) Another appellate court.
(d) Mandatory attorney representation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the Florida governor at the time of Gideon vs. Wainwright?

2. Under the Betts rule, who is required to have an attorney?

3. What type of payment do most appointed attorneys get?

4. Overall, the courts deal with ____________ while the legislature deals with abstraction in large numbers.

5. What is the name of another case in Florida that is similar to Gideon's regarding right to an attorney?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Justice Harlan's simple statement that overturns Betts vs. Brady?

2. What form of support does Jacob get to help him defend the state position in the trial?

3. What does John Hart Ely discover about Florida cases while doing research for Gideon's Supreme Court case?

4. What change on the Supreme Court bench seems fortunate for Gideon's case?

5. What does Fortas believe would be the surest way to get assenting opinions from the Justices in Gideon's case?

6. Compare and contrast the legal resources for Jacob representing states' rights and Fortas representing just one man.

7. Who is Bruce Robert Jacob and what is his role in Gideon's Supreme Court trial?

8. What is the premise of the Betts vs. Brady case in 1942?

9. What major points stem from revising the method of assigning attorneys who are not compensated?

10. How could Gideon vs. Wainwright overthrow the Betts vs. Brady decision that was enacted just 20 years prior?

(see the answer keys)

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