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No immediate appeal of denial of self-representation bid (access required)

In a case of first impression, where a defendant’s motion to represent himself in his criminal trial for child pornography was denied, the collateral order doctrine does not provide means for immediate appellate review and there is no subject-matter jurisdiction. Background Christopher Sueiro awaits trial on four federal child pornography charges. Throughout over a year of pretrial ...