Monday, November 14, 2005
Cornell Profs Author Amicus Briefs
In Holmes v. South Carolina, the U. S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine whether the South Carolina rule restricting evidence of the admissibility of the guilt of a third person violated Mr. Holmes' rights protected by the Due Process, Confrontation and compulsory process Clauses. In Holmes, Professors Garvey and Blume authored an amicus brief, filed in support of the petitioner, on behalf of a number of distinguished professors of Evidence Law. Professor Rossi was one of the amici.
In Day v. Crosby, the Court granted certiorari to determine whether, in a habeas corpus matter, the district court may raise a statute of limitations' issue sua sponte. In Day, an amicus brief was filed in support of the petitioner on behalf of a number of academic experts in habeas corpus law. In that case, Professor Blume was one of the amici. One of our alumni, Anne-Marie Luciano '01, now an associate at Dickstein Shaprio in D.C. was one of the authors of the brief.
CrimProf Clymer Appears Before Senate Judiciary Committee
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary convened a hearing on October 19 regarding "Reporters' Privilege Legislation: An Additional Investigation of Issues and Implications." Witnesses called to testify included Cornell Law School's Professor Steven D. Clymer along with David Westin, president of ABC News; Judith Miller, investigative reporter and senior writer for The New York Times; Anne Gordon, managing editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer; Dale Davenport, editorial page editor of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Joseph E. diGenova, founding partner diGenova & Toensing LLP; and Chuck Rosenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas on behalf of the United States Department of Justice.