The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit
Celebrating 50 Years of the Right to Counsel:
Gideon v. Wainwright
and the Criminal Justice Act of 1964
Produced by the U.S. Courts Library Eighth Circuit and recorded by the Eastern District of Arkansas
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, retired U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold and Eastern District of Arkansas Federal Public Defender Jenniffer Horan sat down together to discuss the landmark case and Act that secured the right to appointed counsel.