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Gideons promise still unfulfilled
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“Make me wanna holler, way they do my life.” -- Marvin Gaye, “Inner City Blues” Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares. Houppert, a veteran reporter for, among others, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is the author of “Chasing Gideon: the Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice,” which comes out recently coincident with the anniversary of a legal milestone. It was 50 years ago that the case of Gideon v.