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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
Illinois v. Allen
Citation:397 U.S. 337, 90 S.Ct. 1057, 25 L.Ed.2d 353 (1970)
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During his trial for armed robbery, Allen (defendant) argued with the judge repeatedly and spoke over appointed counsel. The judge warned Allen that he would be removed from the courtroom if he continued his disrespectful behavior. After more abusive remarks, the judge ordered the trial to proceed without Allen present but allowed him to return on the condition that he behave properly.
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