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Constitutional Law: Sixth Amendment-Civil Commitment-Self Representation

Where appellant claimed to have a Sixth Amendment and statutory right to proceed pro se when seeking discharge from a civil commitment, the denial of the motion is affirmed because the Sixth Amendment applies only in criminal prosecutions, and the specific requirements of Section 4247(h) control over the general statutory right to proceed pro se. Judgment ...