Reversing course from rulings by three-judge panels, the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled unanimously that criminal defendants’ rejection of their appointed counsel can amount to a waiver of their right to counsel altogether.

That conclusion came in the court’s reinstatement of two convictions — one of a man accused of making a series of bomb threats in Macon, Ga., and another man accused in the death of his 3-month-old daughter in DeKalb County.

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