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n Springfield, Mass., in April, Thomas P.
Budnick became the most recent man who was convicted at a trial
in which he had persuaded the judge to let him act as his own
lawyer, to then argue with a straight face on appeal that his
conviction should be overturned because his trial lawyer was
incompetent. (The decision is pending.)