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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case where a defense lawyer refused to follow the instructions of his client, who contended he was innocent. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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In Supreme Court, Skepticism Of Lawyer Who Overrode Client's Wish To Plead Not Guilty

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This undated photo was taken of John Hinckley Jr. in front of the White House. He attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in D.C. on March 30, 1981. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this image taken from video, James Holmes (upper far left) listens to defense attorney Daniel King give closing arguments during Holmes' trial in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday. Holmes was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the deaths of 12 people at a Colorado theater. Colorado Judicial Department /AP hide caption

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Jury Rejects Insanity Defense For Theater Shooter, Who May Get Death Penalty

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Prosecutors Say Theater Shooter's Detailed Plan Showed Intent — And Sanity

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