Stanford Law Professor Jeffrey L. Fisher had a particularly compelling argument yesterday in the New York Times against the assertion that if applying federal constitutional rights costs too much than the right should not apply. This efficiency versus rights argument is a commonly employed by prosecutors offices across the country. And it is incredibly false. Tax [...]
The Petitioner’s Brief and Joint Appendix in Michigan v. Bryant, No. 09-150, were filed on April 30th. At issue in Bryant, is whether statements made by a wounded citizen regarding the circumstances of a shooting are testimonial statements implicating the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause.