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Can an indigent death row defendant stay federal habeas proceedings that he initiated pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3599(a)(2) – under which inmates “shall be entitled to the appointment of one or more attorneys” – if he is not competent to assist counsel? U.S. Supreme Court. Ryan v. Gonzales, No. 10-930. Certiorari granted: March 19, 2012. Ruling below: 623 F.3d 1242 (9th Cir. 2010).