Saturday, April 16, 2016
Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers:
- U.S. v. Bryant: Whether reliance on valid uncounseled tribal-court misdemeanor convictions, in order to prove 18 U.S.C. § 117(a)’s predicate-offense element, violates the Constitution.
- Bernard v. Minnesota and related cases: Whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it a crime for a person to refuse to take a chemical test to detect the presence of alcohol in the person’s blood.