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United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez

Docket No.: 05-352
Certiorari Granted: Jan 6 2006
Argued: April 18, 2006
Decided: June 26, 2006

Topics:

Criminal Procedure, Right to Counsel

PartyNames: United States v. Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez-Lopez
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez-Lopez

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States
v.
Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez-Lopez
548 U.S. 140 (2006)
Question Presented:

Whether a district court's denial of a criminal defendant's qualified right to be represented by counsel of choice requires automatic reversal of his conviction.

Question:

If a trial court judge wrongly denies a defendant his Sixth Amendment right to an attorney of his own choosing, is the defendant automatically entitled to have his conviction overturned?

Holding: judgment is affirmed and reman
Vote: 5-4
Opinion By:
Read UNITED STATES V. GONZALEZ-LOPEZ opinion (PDF)

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