Friday, August 13, 2004

Notice in Spanish. Counsel in United States v. Leyba wanted to withdraw as appellate counsel because he felt there was no non-frivolous basis for appeal. Before the Court ruled on counsel's motion, it ordered the counsel to ensure that defendant, who speaks Spanish, but not English, received adequate notice in Spanish of the substance of the Anders brief, his right to proceed pro se or seek appointment of new counsel and the likely consequence of of failure to respond to the Anders motion. The decision can be found here.

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