H.Res. 108: 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.

Introduced:
Mar 12, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
11% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Theodore Deutch
Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2013
Length
2 pages
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

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on March 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) ...
Prognosis

11% chance of getting past committee.
11% chance of being agreed to.

47% of simple resolutions made it past committee and about 45% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
19 cosponsors (18D, 1R) (show)
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House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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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 cases).
Expresses support for strategies to improve the criminal justice system to ensure that indigent defendants in all felony cases are adequately represented by counsel.

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