Dean David Logan and Assoc. Dean Andrew Horwitz on legal journalist Anthony Lewis (1927-2013) and our upcoming conference on Gideon v. Wainwright.

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Logan and Horwitz on Lewis and Gideon

Dean David Logan and Assoc. Dean Andrew Horwitz on legal journalist Anthony Lewis (1927-2013) and our upcoming conference on Gideon v. Wainwright.
From the Providence Journal: "50 years later, ‘Gideon’ story still resonates" by Edward Fitzpatrick

Anthony Lewis

Anthony Lewis, author of the seminal "Gideon's Trumpet" (1964) -- the indispensable study of the lankmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963) -- died Monday, just a week after the 50th anniversary of the case with which he is forever associated. The Providence Journal's Ed Fitzpatrick turned to RWU Law for a remembrance:

David A. Logan, dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, counts himself among those who have been inspired and intrigued by “Gideon’s Trumpet” ...  “The common theme was what a difference lawyers could make in the lives of ordinary people,” Logan said. ...

“His death is a real loss,” said Andrew Horwitz, the law school’s associate dean. “The true promise of Gideon is that the rich person and the poor person will be represented in a similar fashion, if not exactly the same fashion. Very often, that is simply not the case today, and that is the real unmet promise of Gideon.”

Horwitz and Professor Priya Lakhi will moderate Thursday’s event, titled “Gideon at 50: What the Right to Counsel Means Today.

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  • Learn more about the conference, to be held at RWU Law this Thursday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will include a screening of the new documentary, “Defending Gideon,” and a panel talk with U.S. District Judge John J. McConnell, Rhode Island public defender Mary McElroy, assistant federal defender Tara Allen, Deputy Attorney General Gerald J. Coyne, Family Court Magistrate Charles J. Levesque, and Debra Krupp of the Massachusetts Public Counsel Services.