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Anders v. California
United States Supreme Court
386 U.S. 738 (1967)
Anders (defendant) was convicted. He appealed, but on appeal, his attorney sought to withdraw from the case. The attorney sent a letter to the appellate court stating that the appeal had “no merit,” but not substantiating that claim. The appellate court affirmed the conviction, finding a “lack of merit.” The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning
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