Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Giles v. California

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-6053 Cal. S.Ct. Apr 22, 2008
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Jun 25, 2008 TBD Scalia OT 2007

Issue: Whether criminal defendants forfeit their Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause Claims upon a showing the defendant caused the unavailability of the witness or upon a showing the defendant’s actions were undertaken specifically to prevent the witness from testifying.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on June 25, 2008.

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