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United States v. Scott

Criminal defendant starts to speak at a sentencing hearing, but his lawyer tells him to be quiet. Later, with new counsel, defendant argues district court made various procedural errors at the hearing. Seventh Circuit: These claims were waived, as the lawyer did not raise them. It’s irrelevant that the lawyer stopped the defendant from speaking, as it’s not the court’s job to interfere in the attorney–client relationship.


Tags: 2018, Attorney-Client Relationship, Sentencing, Seventh Circuit

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