Gideon's Trumpet - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Lewis
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Bruce Robert Jacob, assistant attorney general, is the young lawyer assigned to defend the state's position in the Gideon case. Jacob works on his side of the case alone and a girl he's dating types it for him after hours. Jacob notes that he was told that it might be wise to contact all other states with the information about the case and to see if he could muster support for the state. He says that he was fearful of his reputation if he were to lose the case, which he equated with losing the Betts vs. Brady rule. He doesn't get an overwhelming response and very little in the way of assistance. Walter Mondale of Minnesota wrote that he was sympathetic to the cause but believes that all felony defendants should have a lawyer. Jacob replies that the true issue is not of an attorney but of states' rights...

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