The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the case of a Maine man who was stripped of his right to a court-appointed attorney because he couldn't get along with five of them.
The court declined to hear the case on Monday.
Joshua Nisbet, who's serving seven years in prison for robbing a convenience store, handled his own defense last year with two standby attorneys. The attorneys agreed to represent him at sentencing.
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The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Nisbet willfully waived his right to counsel through his behavior, which included threatening to shoot one of his attorneys in the eye with a BB gun. All told, five different attorneys said they couldn't get along with him.