"After Matt Baker’s request last week to replace his court-appointed appellate attorney was rejected, the former Baptist minister and convicted murderer sent the lawyer a letter saying he wants to serve as his own legal counsel.
"I guess I didn’t make it clear enough at the hearing,' Baker’s letter to Stan Schwieger reads. 'I am firing you as my attorney. . . . I will represent myself, Pro Se.'
The law does not allow for Baker to represent himself during the appellate phase, Schwieger said." (read more)
I think I find myself rather speechless. But the last line I quoted from the article kinda says it all. Shouldn't one kinda, sorta know basic law before they represent themselves? He doesn't even know he can't represent himself in the appellate phase, but he thinks he's the best authority on the matter? Is this more advice from his "brilliant" consultant?