Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fourth Circuit -- US v. Michael Bernard

Standard for mentally trouble deft to go pro se is whether they have the wits to waive counsle, not the wits to  represent themselves.

Dissent -- Trial court understood this to be a mandatory rule, and didn't look to see whether further, permissive scrutiny should have been applied.

US v. Michael Bernard
Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

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Author's SSRN page here.