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January-February 2017 , Page 05 

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From the President: Self-Representation and the Role of Standby Counsel

By Barry J. Pollack

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“I want [sic] state that I am morally opposed to psychology. It is a Jewish invention, and does nothing but invent diseases and tell people they have problems when they dont [sic].”

— Excerpt from handwritten journal found in Dylann Roof’s car 

In December 2016, Dylann Roof was found guilty of having killed nine people at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. At both the guilt/innocence phase and the penalty phase of the trial, by far the most significant anticipated issue was Mr. Roof’s mental health at the time he committed the murders. Mr. Roof had previously set forth his own view about modern science pertaining to mental health. Shortly after the murders, law enforcement recovered a handwritten journal from Mr. Roof’s car. In that rambling journal, Mr. Roof rejected the entire discipline of psychology, deeming it to be a “Jewish invention” that “does nothing but invent diseases.” When Mr. Roof, represented by one of the most experienced and skilled capital

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