Gideon vs Wainwright

Caption: This is the name and citation of the case, e.g., Smith v. State, 123 N.E.2d 245 (Ind. 1950).

Court: Report which court is deciding the case.

Facts: List the important facts which give rise to the case.

Statute/Rule: Report the content of any statute or any specific rule of evidence which is important to the decision of the case. Be sure to include the citation.

Issue(s): State the question of law which the court is being asked to decide.

Procedure: Explain the steps which the case has gone through to get to the present court.

Decision: Report exactly the ruling of the court.

Rationale: Report the reasons which the court gave for its decision.

Dissent: Explain the reasoning of the dissenting opinion.