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No ‘One Free Lawyer’ Rule for Appointed Counsel (access required)

Although a defendant charged with racketeering and drug conspiracy feared his lawyer would “sabotage” his defense after they argued over challenging defendant’s prior convictions, and the district court erred in telling defendant “one lawyer is your free limit,” the district court’s denial of new counsel did not render defendant’s guilty plea involuntary, and the 4th ...

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