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New trial for death row inmate after court says he had right to fire lawyer (access required)

Most attorneys would tell you that trying to represent yourself in a murder trial, especially if you’re not an attorney, is a huge mistake. But it’s a mistake defendants have a right to make, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 15. It overturned the murder conviction and death sentence of Steven Barnes after finding ...

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