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Criminal Practice – Competency Standard for Pro Se Defendant (access required)

U.S. v. Bernard Although defendant had a long history of mental illness and questionable capacity to represent himself at his trial on drug and firearm charges, the district court applied the correct standard, and its decision to allow the pro se representation and defendant’s conviction are affirmed by the 4th Circuit.

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