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There are a number of ways denial of counsel of choice can come up, most frequently related to the availability of civilian counsel.  Here’s an interesting one.

United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez, 548 U.S. 140 (2006).  The opinion is written by Justice Scalia.  Here are the important part of the opinion:

In sum, the right at stake here is the right to counsel of choice, not the right to a fair trial; and that right was violated because the deprivation of counsel was erroneous. No additional showing of prejudice is required to make the violation "complete."

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