The petition of the day is:

Derr v. Maryland
13-637

Issue: Whether the Sixth Amendment permits the state’s expert witness to present to a jury the results of forensic tests that she neither performed nor witnessed as substantive evidence to support her conclusion that petitioner was the source of DNA evidence, when the state does not call the analysts who performed the tests as witnesses or show that they are unavailable and previously subject to cross-examination.

Posted in Derr v. Maryland, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 14, 2014, 10:12 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/04/petition-of-the-day-589/