March 21, 2019

Archives for March 6, 2019

Colorado Supreme Court: Defendant’s Request to Look for Lawyer Did Not Implicate Sixth Amendment

The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in People v. Travis on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Sixth Amendment—Counsel of Choice—Motion to Continue—Abuse of Discretion.

The People challenged the decision of a division of the court of appeals that concluded that Travis’s request to “look for and pay for a lawyer” was an invocation of her Sixth Amendment right to be represented by counsel of her choice. The supreme court held that Travis’s request did not implicate her Sixth Amendment right to counsel of her choice and that the trial court’s decision to deny Travis’s request to continue her trial to “look for and pay for a lawyer” was not an abuse of discretion. Accordingly, the court reversed the division’s decision and remanded for proceedings consistent with this opinion.

Summary provided courtesy of Colorado Lawyer.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 3/5/2019

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued three published opinions and two unpublished opinions.

Hockaday v. CO Dept. of Corrections

United States v. Wofford

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.