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Sleeping counsel is ‘no counsel’ (access required)

A lawyer who sleeps during a “substantial portion” of his client’s criminal trial is depriving his client of his Sixth Amendment right to trial. That’s the law in Virginia and other states in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the court said on March 11. A court can presume the client was prejudiced by ...

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