Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis
Read the book Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis
Your report should be no more than 12 pages and no less than 10 pages. It should be double spaced. Upload as a Word or PDF file here in Canvas. DO NOT send to my class email.
It should provide the reader with a summary of the book and evidence that you read it in its entirety. It should address the following points:
Prior to receiving this assignment did you know anything about the subject matter?
Do you think that the outcome and the subsequent change to US law was a step in the right direction? Why or Why not?
If you or someone you loved were to be charged with a crime what factors do you believed would have influenced the outcome of the case prior to Gideon’s Trumpet? What factors do you believed would influence the outcome of the case post Gideon’s Trumpet?
Do you think that much has changed as a result of the case?
Do you agree/disagree that there was a need for a constitutional amendment? Why? Why not?
A systemic problem is the large case loads of many public defenders, making it difficult for them to provide the same kind of quality representation to their clients that their counterparts in private practice can provide to their clients. Speak to these societal issues and give me your thoughts on how meaningful changes may be implemented.