H.Res. 108 (113th): Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the landmark case Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the Supreme Court held that counsel must be provided to indigent defendants in all felony cases.


Mar 12, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 12, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Theodore Deutch

Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district



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3/12/2013--Introduced.Recognizes and honors the 50th anniversary of the decision in Gideon v. Wainwright (the Supreme Court held that indigent defendants have a right to be provided counsel in all felony ... Read more >

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Mar 12, 2013

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This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 108”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


19 cosponsors (18D, 1R) (show)
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Related Bills
H.Res. 196 (Related)
Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 13, 2013

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