Stephen C. Leckar article in Judicature Magazine
Stephen C. Leckar’s article for Judicature magazine’s new Autumn 2017 issue is titled “When Should Trial Judges Consider Constraining a Defendant’s Right to Self-Representation?”
Judicature is a scholarly magazine published by Duke University Law Center.
Excerpt from article: The defendant is accused of serious felony offenses but insists on exercising the right of self-representation. The defendant seems oriented as to time and place. Yet the charged offenses’ nature and the defendant’s in-court speech and conduct and written submissions suggest an ideation far removed from the mainstream. Nor will the defendant cooperate with court-appointed counsel, an experienced and skilled practitioner. For aught that appears, the proposed defense theory and strategy seem outlandish.