CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant

Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which links to papers and opinion below:

  • Williams v. Illinois: Whether the Court should grant certiorari to review the Illinois Supreme Court's judgment that a testifying expert's reliance on the results of DNA analysis conducted at a private laboratory did not implicate the Confrontation Clause because references to the data generated by non-testifying analysts was offered not for the truth of the matter asserted, but rather for the non-hearsay purpose of explaining the basis of the expert's own, independent opinions.

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