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Iowa v. Tovar

Docket No.: 02-1541
Certiorari Granted: Sep 30 2003
Argued: January 21, 2004
Decided: March 8, 2004

Topics:

Right to Counsel, Criminal Procedure, Right to Counsel, Administrative Procedure, Civil Service Reform Act, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Tort Claims, Fifth Amendment, Miranda, OSHA, Privacy Act, Sherman Act, Sixth Amendment, Title VII, antitrust, copyright, equitable relief, judicial review, patent, sovereign immunity, trademark

PartyNames: Iowa v. Felipe Edgardo Tovar
Petitioner: Iowa
Respondent: Felipe Edgardo Tovar

Court Below: Supreme Court of Iowa
Citation: Sup. Ct. Iowa, 656 N.W.2d 112 QUESTION PRESENTED FOR REVIEW Does the Sixth Amendment require a court to give a rigid and detailedadmonishment to a pro se defendant pleading guilty of the usefulness of an attorney, that an attorney may provide an independent opinion whether it iswise to plead guilty and that with out an attorney the defendant risks overlooking a defense? CERT. GRANTED: 9/30/03
Supreme Court Docket

Iowa
v.
Felipe Edgardo Tovar
541 U.S. 77 (2004)
Question:

Given the 6th Amendment's right to counsel, to what extent must a defendant be informed of the consequences of pleading guilty while waiving the right to an attorney?

Note:

. . Ct. Iowa, 656 N.W.2d 112 QUESTION PRESENTED FOR REVIEW Does the Sixth Amendment require a court to give a rigid and detailedadmonishment to a pro se defendant pleading guilty of the usefulness of an attorney, that an attorney may provide an independent opinion whether it iswise to plead guilty and that with out an attorney the defendant risks overlooking a defense? CERT. GRANTED: 9/30/03

Iowa v. Tovar
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 21, 2004

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Iowa, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0

Iowa v. Tovar
Case Documents

1Opinion in Iowa v. Tovar
2Slip Opinion in Iowa v. Tovar (Opinion by )
3Opinion in Iowa v. Tovar
Additional documents for this case are pending review.