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Robinson v. Kramer, No. 07-55611

In a drug possession prosecution, denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where petitioner never raised a claim for unconstitutional denial of his right to self-representation -- i.e. to proceed without a lawyer -- on direct appeal in the state courts, nor in his state habeas petition, nor in his district court habeas petition.

Read Robinson v. Kramer, No. 07-55611

Appellate Information

Argued June 23, 2009

Filed December 9, 2009


Opinion by Judge Bea


For Appellant:

Jan B. Norman, Los Angeles, CA

For Appellee:

Blythe J. Leszkay and Colleen Mary Tiedemann, Deputy Attorneys General, Los Angeles, CA