Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Allshouse v. Pennsylvania
Note: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, are among the counsel to the petitioner in this case, which is listed without regard to the likelihood that it will be granted.
Issue(s): Whether a child’s statements in an interview with a child protection agency worker investigating suspicions of past abuse are “testimonial” evidence subject to the demands of the Confrontation Clause under Crawford v. Washington.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 27, 2012, 11:22 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/08/petition-of-the-day-323/