The Architects of the Gideon Decision: Abe Fortas and Justice Hugo Black

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  • August 3, 2015

In this Essay, Professor Krash examines the problems that Abe Fortas, the advocate for Clarence Gideon before the Supreme Court, and Justice Hugo Black, the writer of the opinion in the Gideon v. Wainwright decision, faced when addressing the Gideon issue and the manner in which they resolved these problems.