Discussion Questions - Gideon v. Wainwright
Use the discussion questions to help formulate your opinion on the case.
- What factors that you read in the scenario would bring this case into federal court?
- If Tim Jones decides to plead guilty, and you are representing him as a Federal Public Defender, list the weaknesses in your case that an Assistant U.S. Attorney might argue before the sentencing Judge.
- If Tim Jones decides to plead guilty, as his Federal Public Defender, make a list of the strengths of your case that you would argue before the sentencing Judge.