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Godinez v. Moran

509 U.S. 389, 113 S.Ct. 2680, 125 L.Ed.2d 321 (1993)

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Godinez v. Moran

United States Supreme Court

509 U.S. 389, 113 S.Ct. 2680, 125 L.Ed.2d 321 (1993)

Facts

The defendant was charged with murder. He fired his attorneys, waived his right to counsel, and pled guilty. He was convicted and sentenced to death. He appealed, arguing that he was not sufficiently competent to waive his right to counsel and plead guilty.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Thomas, J.)

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