Case Caption: Roland Murrell, (Appellant/Defendant) vs. People of the Virgin Islands (Appellee/Plaintiff.)Case Number: S.Ct. Crim. No.: 2009-0064Date: 04/21/2010Author: Per CuriamCitation: Summary:

The Court, based on concerns about judicial economy, the role of defense counsel, and the fact that a criminal defendant is entitled to a direct appeal of his convictions as of right, holds that it shall no longer accept motions to withdraw as counsel pursuant to Anders v. California and shall instead require all court-appointed attorneys to submit a merits brief regardless of any personal belief that the appeal they have been appointed to prosecute may lack merit or be frivolous..

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