Gideon's Trumpet - Study Guide Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Anthony Lewis
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Tobias Simon of the American Civil Liberties Union takes over Gideon's case at this point. It's important to note that the win in the Supreme Court did not free Gideon but only granted that he should have had a lawyer during his original trial. This means Gideon will have a new trial and Simon agrees that someone from his office will represent Gideon. On the date set for trial, Gideon argues that he isn't ready for trial, that he can't possibly get a fair trial in the same court with the same judge presiding, and that he doesn't want Simon to represent him. The judge, obviously not wanting Gideon to represent himself, asks Gideon who he wants and Gideon asks for W. Fred Turner. The judge makes the appointment and when it's suggested that the public defender aid in the case, Gideon flatly refuses. Turner...

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