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July 2003 , Page 28 

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Gideon at 40 symposium: Remarks by Samuel Dash

By Samuel Dash

MR. DASH: Thank you, Senator [Arlen] Specter [R-PA]. When I spoke to Senator Specter about his coming to help us honor or celebrate the 40th anniversary of Gideon, I said that one can expect any defense lawyer to hail Gideon, but a law enforcement senator and a strong district attorney hailing Gideon means even more. And I think that one of the things we do is, we talk to ourselves too much. We talk too much about the need for competent defense counsel for the implementation of Gideon, but it ought to be something that not only those of us who are interested in defense work, whether it’s the National Legal Aid and Defender Association or the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers or whether it’s defense lawyers all over the country, it ought to be corporate lawyers. It ought to be judges. It ought to be the ABA who ought to stand up. We have been too timid.

I’m a survivor. As Senator Specter told you, I was district attorney of Philadelphia in the 19

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