I blogged on the progress, and eventual signing of HB 1178.
This bill prevents prosecutors from speaking with pro se defendants until those defendants have signed an attorney waiver.
While 1178 will not be a panacea for our criminal justice system, it at least puts defendants on notice that pro se representation is an awful idea
Now for a fun exercise. Here is the attorney waiver in Haiku form
We know you’re guilty
Sign this waiver Defendant