No. 73-786.

417 U.S. 600 (1974)

94 S.Ct. 2437

41 L.Ed.2d 341


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 17, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jacob L. Safron, Assistant Attorney General of North Carolina, argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief was Robert Morgan, Attorney General.

Thomas B. Anderson, Jr., by appointment of the Court, 415 U.S. 909, argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

MR. JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.

We are asked in this case to decide whether Douglas v. California, 372 U.S. 353 (1963), which requires appointment of counsel for indigent state defendants on their first appeal as of right, should be extended to require counsel for discretionary state appeals and for applications for review in this Court. The Court of...

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