Friday, June 24, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Makes Some DWI and Crime Lab Report Law Yesterday

Yesterdays Supreme Court opinions, while not getting the media attention of other sexy opinions, were for the most past all very interesting. It was also a day where the typical so called Liberal versus conservative lines on the Court did not hold. Which happens much more than the pundits portray.

Of particular interest was a case dealing with the right of a defendant to confront a witness. This came in a case involving A DWI and BAC blood lab report out of New Mexico. That case was Bullcoming v. New Mexico (09-10876).

See from around the legal blogs
Opinion analysis: New curb on crime lab reports
Formalists Prevail in Bullcoming v. New MexicoThree Liberals + Two Conservatives on the Confrontation Clause (and the Jury Trial Clause)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post. I am reeling at the thought of Ginsburg and Scalia joining forces.

James H said...

It happens as to some of these Criminal issues. There is an interesting alw and order bloc that is being maintained with the addition of Thomas too

James H said...

I thinka lot of "liberals" don't actually think a lot of how both Scalia and Thomas deal with 6th and 4th amendment issues a lot