Briscoe v. Virginia
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 11, 2010
|Jan 25, 2010||9-0||Per Curiam||OT 2009|
Holding: The Court sent the case back to a lower court in light of a recently decided case, which held that it is unconstitutional for a prosecutor to submit a chemical drug test report without the testimony of the scientist who conducted the test.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on January 25, 2010.
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Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioners Mark A. Briscoe and Sheldon A. Cypress
- Brief for Respondent the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Reply Brief for Petitioners Mark A. Briscoe and Sheldon A. Cypress
- Brief for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for United States in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the States of Indiana, Massachusetts, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming and The District of Columbia in Support of Respondent