Anders Brief Required for Withdrawal of Appointed Counsel from a Habeas Corpus Appeal in Ninth Circuit

            Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 744 (1967) specified how appointed criminal counsel should proceed when he determines a client’s appeal is “wholly frivolous.”  386 U.S. at 744.  Under those circumstances counsel should advise the court, request permission to withdraw, and submit a brief referring to anything in the record that might arguably support the appeal.  Anders, 386 U.S. at 744.  There is no general constitutional ... [Continue Reading]