Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'confrontation'

Nevada Supreme Court reverses murder conviction

It's one of my cases, so I'm not going to say much.  The opinion is Polk v. State.  It addresses the State's failure to address a constitutional issue in its Answering Brief and the admission of expert testimony in violation...

Oral argument calendar: April 14

Vega (Bernardo) v. State of Nevada,Docket No. 53752Las Vegas - 11:30 a.m. - Justices Hardesty, Douglas, and Pickering Bernardo Vega is appealing his convictions by a jury of three counts of sexual assault with a minor under the age of...

US Supreme Court issues two opinions

In Briscoe v. Virginia, the Court accepted certiorari on issues concerning the Confrontation Clause and expert testimony.  After hearing oral argument, the Court summarily vacated the judgment of the Supreme Court of Virginia and remanded the case for further proceedings...

Next week at the US Supreme Court

via Scotusblog: Mon., Jan. 11: Alabama v. North Carolina (132 Original) -- interstate dispute over enforcement of regional pact on disposal of radioactive wastes; responses to Special Master's report Briscoe v. Virginia (07-11191) -- scope of crime lab analysts' role...

US Supreme Court criminal cases preview

Alvarez v. Smith - Whether local law enforcement agencies may seize and retain custody indefinitely of personal property without judicial or administrative review of the lawfulness of the continued detention of the property. Argument scheduled for 10/14/09 Beard v. Kindler. ...

US Supreme Court issues 4 opinions, including search & Crawford decisions

Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts - a state forensic analyst's laboratory report prepared for use in a criminal prosecution is "testimonial" evidence and is therefore not admissible, per Crawford v. Washington, absent the opportunity to confront and cross-examine the person who prepared the...

Interesting unpublished decisions

The Nevada Supreme Court has issued several unpublished orders resolving appeals in criminal cases.  Some are of interest, though they may not be cited as precedent under SCR 123. In Dealba v. State, the Court reverses a judgment of conviction...

This Week

Monday, November 10 US Supreme Court orders released (no new cert grants were ordered) 10:00 - US Supreme Court oral argument in Chambers v. United States (whether failure to report to prison is a "violent felony" under the Armed Career Criminals...

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