No. 21-99008.

83 F.4th 1141 (2023)

Douglas Daniel CLARK, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Ronald BROOMFIELD, Acting Warden, California State Prison at San Quentin, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Argued and Submitted September 19, 2023 San Francisco, California.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jack G. Cairl (argued), Law Offices of Jack G. Cairl, Los Angeles, California; Michael S. Magnuson (argued), Law Offices of Michael S. Magnuson, Whittier, California; for Petitioner-Appellant.

Nathan Guttman (argued) and Xiomara Costello , Deputy Attorneys General; Dana Muhammad Ali , Supervising Deputy Attorney General; James W. Bilderback II , Senior Assistant Attorney General; Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General; Rob M. Bonta , California Attorney General; California Attorney General's Office, Los Angeles, California, for Respondent-Appellee.

Before: Sidney R. Thomas, Mark J. Bennett, and Lawrence VanDyke, Circuit Judges.


Douglas Clark appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his California conviction and capital sentence for six counts of first-degree murder. On appeal, he contends that his rights under Faretta v. California, 422 U.S. 806...

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