|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|07-208||Ind. S.Ct.||Mar 26, 2008||Jun 19, 2008||7-2||Breyer||OT 2007|
Holding: The Constitution does not prohibit states from insisting upon representation by counsel for those competent enough to stand trial but who suffer from severe mental illness to the point where they are not competent to conduct trial proceedings by themselves.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on June 19, 2008. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined.
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