Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Giles v. California

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-6053 Cal. S.Ct. Apr 22, 2008
Tr.
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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