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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez
Citation:548 U.S. 140, 126 S.Ct. 2557, 165 L.Ed.2d 409 (2006)
Gonzalez-Lopez (Defendant) was charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana in the Eastern District of Missouri. He was represented by an attorney hired by his family. Following arraignment, Defendant hired Joseph Low, a California attorney, to represent him instead. However, the District Court denied Low’s application for admission pro hac vice two separate times during the pre-trial stage. During trial, Defendant was represented by another attorney. The District Court denied Low’s application for admission again and ordered him to have no contact with Defendant’s attorney during the proceedings. The jury found Defendant guilty.
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