Criminal Procedure keyed to Saltzburg
Illinois v. Allen
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Allen was charged with armed robbery. Before his trial, he obtained permission to conduct his own defense, as long as he allowed court-appointed counsel to sit in. During voir dire, allen started to argue with the judge, and continued to be insubordinate throughout the opening of the trial. After that, the judge ordered Allen removed from the court room and only allowed him in for identification and for portions of his defense.
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