The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether a criminal defendant’s inadvertent failure to object to courtroom closure is an “intentional relinquishment or abandonment of a known right” that affirmatively waives his Sixth Amendment right to a public trial, or is instead a forfeiture, which does not wholly foreclose appellate review.

Posted in Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: John Ehrett, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 31, 2015, 11:00 PM),