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The Supreme Court has accepted a case that will determine whether convicted criminals have a constitutional right to represent themselves on appeal. The court previously ruled, in 1975′s Faretta v. California, that defendants have a Sixth Amendment right to represent themselves in criminal trials. Salvador Martinez, a California man who was convicted of embezzlement last year after defending himself at trial, posed an unconventional but successful request for review by the court, simply listing (IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS) the conflicting case law at the state and federal level on self-representation on appeal. Who needs Laurence Tribe?

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