Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Thomas McGrane, Asst. Atty. Gen., Des Moines, Iowa, for appellant.
James Cleary, Phoenix, Ariz., for appellee.
Before ARNOLD and MAGILL, Circuit Judges, and BATTEY, District Judge.
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
MAGILL, Circuit Judge.
Crispus Nix, the warden of the Iowa State Penitentiary, appeals the district court's grant of habeas relief to Charles O. Reese. The district court held that the state court violated Reese's constitutional right to self-representation, and as a result he was entitled to relief. Nix argues that the district court erred when it refused to credit the state appellate court finding that Reese did not truly request self-representation. We agree and...
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