Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will begin live-blogging at this link on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. Amy Howe has our preview.
Contributions to our online symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra are available at this link.

Smith v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on November 29, 2010
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-18 Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: Whether, when a trial judge’s restriction on the cross-examination of a prosecution witness is challenged on appeal as a violation of the Confrontation Clause, the proper standard of review is de novo or abuse of discretion.

Briefs and Documents

Certiorari-stage documents

Term Snapshot