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State Representative Kathleen Clyde Celebrates Constitution Day at University Libraries

Posted Sep. 17, 2012

State Representative Kathleen Clyde will help celebrate Constitution Day at Kent State University this Monday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. on the first floor Quiet Study Area of the library. The event is free and open to the public.

University Libraries is holding an event to honor the day featuring Rep. Clyde’s special presentation on “The Story and Promise of Gideon v. Wainwright and the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel.”

Gideon v. Wainwright was the 1963 landmark Supreme Court case where a unanimous ruling declared that state courts are required under the Fourteenth Amendment to provide counsel in criminal cases when the defendant is unable to afford an attorney. This was then extended to the federal government under the Sixth Amendment.

For more information about the event, visit http://libguides.library.kent.edu/events.