Date Posted: October 25, 2013 Categories:49 History
The Alaska Bar Association will host “The Legacy of Gideon: 50 Years in the 49th State,” a panel discussion at its annual Historians Luncheon on Wednesday, October 30, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.
In Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), the Supreme Court ruled that in criminal cases courts must provide counsel to defendants who cannot afford to hire their own attorneys. The moderated panel discussion includes Quinlan Steiner, Public Defender, State of Alaska; Rich Curtner, Federal Public Defender for the District of Alaska; Karen Loeffler, U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska; and Larry Card, Superior Court Judge (Ret.).