The petition of the day is:

Brewington v. North Carolina
13-504
Disclosure: Kevin Russell of Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case through the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

Issue: Whether the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment permits a forensic analyst who did not observe or participate in any of the forensic testing at issue to tell the jury the conclusions that another analyst set forth in a testimonial forensic report – so long as the testifying analyst offers an “independent opinion” that, based on reviewing the other analyst’s report and notes, she agrees with other analyst’s conclusions.

Posted in Brewington v. North Carolina, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (May. 13, 2014, 10:22 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/05/petition-of-the-day-608/