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Request for Counsel ‘Unequivocal,’ But Still ‘Ambiguous’ (access required)

On rehearing en banc, the Court of Appeals upholds a trial court’s conclusion that defendant’s statement, “That’s what I want, a lawyer,” was not a request for counsel that should have been honored by police, because the circumstances surrounding the request indicated defendant may have been asking for an attorney to represent him in court, ...

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