A 1961 a robbery in Florida resulted in the arrest of small-time criminal Clarence Gideon. Too poor to afford a lawyer he represented himself. Gideon received the maximum sentence on August 27, giving him time to study the law, and file the criminal case that led to an accused person’s right to legal representation.
Cat lovers around the globe are thankful to Illinois authorities, who may just have prevented the perfect murder, saved the life of a presumed-innocent feline and convicted a budding criminal mastermind in the process.
Thomas Lowe, an attorney from Eagan, Minn., had an affair, which won’t help him win any awards for good character, but is not illegal. The affair, however, was with a woman he had known for many years that he was representing in a divorce case, whom he billed for the time he spent sexing her up.