Issue: (1) Whether the Seventh Circuit contravened either the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) or Teague v. Lane by announcing and applying a new rule that excluding a witness who is incompetent to testify under state law may violate a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to compulsory process; and (2) whether the Seventh Circuit contravened AEDPA by rejecting the state appellate court’s factual determination that the child witness was sleeping when the victim died, as the child himself claimed, in the absence of clear and convincing evidence to the contrary.
Wondering how it went; what to learn from looking back; the importance of moot courts; and why the regular presence of cameras at oral argument is a bad idea. “Just the way they say, ‘Battle plans never survive contact with the enemy,’ oral argument plans never survive contact with the Court.” In this six-part interview, Eric Schnapper […]
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Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
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