Glenn R. Bryant, Petitioner-appellee, v. Walter E. Craven, Warden, Folsom State Prison, Respondent-appellant, 442 F.2d 1043 (9th Cir. 1971)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 442 F.2d 1043 (9th Cir. 1971) May 11, 1971

Evelle J. Younger, Atty. Gen., John T. Murphy, William D. Stein, Deputy Attys. Gen., San Francisco, Cal., for respondent-appellant.

Thomas S. Brigham, San Francisco, Cal., for petitioner-appellee.

Before HAMLEY, DUNIWAY and HUFSTEDLER, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:


Appellant appeals from an order granting appellee's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, contending that the district court erred in allocating the burden of proof on the question of appellee's comprehension of the consequences of his guilty plea.

We do not reach the appellee's contention, because we conclude that affirmance of the order is required by Schram v. Cupp (9th Cir. 1970) 436 F.2d 692, holding that a guilty plea entered without counsel and without a valid waiver of counsel cannot be sustained. The record in this case cannot be distinguished from that in Schram on the waiver issue.

The order is affirmed.