Sometimes a criminal defendant wants to fire his court-appointed lawyer, even a lawyer that everyone else in the courtroom thinks is a good one.

“Some people just are irrational about their case, and they make bad decisions,” said DeKalb County, Ga., public defender Lawrence L. Schneider. “They carry their bad decisions all the way into the penitentiary.”

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