Professor Andrew Ferguson was interviewed by Mark Levine on Washington-based radio/television talk show The Inside Scoop discussingthe 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, the 1963 Supreme Court decision that ensures every person charged with a crime is entitled to an attorney even if s/he cannot afford one.
The show also included guests Roopal Patel, Fellow at the Brennan Center’s Justice Program and former attorney with
the Department of Justice; Jonathan Rapping, President/Founder of the
Southern Public Defender Training Center and Director of Criminal
Justice Program at John Marshall Law School; Karen Houppert, Journalist
and Author of Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s
Justice; David Carroll, Executive
Director of the Sixth Amendment Center; and Avis Buchanan, Director of the
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.