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Criminal Practice – Capital Case – Self-Representation – Competence to Stand Trial (access required)

State v. Barnes (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-008-14, 38 pp.) (Costa M. Pleicones, J.) (Jean Hoefer Toal, Ch.J., joined by John W. Kittredge, J., dissenting)Appealed from Edgefield County Circuit Court (R. Knox McMahon, J.) Substituted opinion. S.C. S. Ct. Holding: A defendant who is competent to stand trial is also competent to represent himself, even in a ...

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