Supreme Court Considers Risks of Self Representation
Thursday, March 18, 2004
In a 1975 Supreme Court ruling, criminal defendants won the right to represent themselves. But ever since, lower courts have been disagreeing -- sometimes dramatically -- over how to implement that right. The justices will have a chance Friday to revisit the issue when they take up Egwaoje v. United States, No. 03-691, at their private conference. The Court will decide whether to add the case and dozens of others to the docket for argument and decision in the fall.