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

Monday, March 1, 2010

Today's Cert Grant: Testimonial or Not?

The Court granted cert in Michigan v. Bryant. Here's the issue as described on ScotusBlog, which also links to cert papers and the opinion below:

Whether preliminary inquiries of a wounded citizen concerning the perpetrator and circumstances of the shooting are nontestimonial because they were “made under circumstances objectively indicating that the primary purpose of the interrogation is to enable police assistance to meet an ongoing emergency,” including not only aid to a wounded victim, but also the prompt identification and apprehension of an apparently violent and dangerous individual?

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