Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
Douglas, et al. v. California
The petitioners were jointly tried and convicted of 13 felonies in a California Court. They were both represented by a single public defender who sought a continuance at the commencement of the trial. That request for continuance was denied. The petitioners dismissed the public defender and then requested a continuance since they were no longer represented. This request was also denied and the petitioners were convicted of thirteen felonies. They each appealed to the California District Court of Appeal and then to the California Supreme Court. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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