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Argument day podcast: Skinner v. Switzer

Continuing our series of podcasts on oral argument days, we have below a podcast with Edward C. Dawson, counsel for respondent Lynn Switzer in Skinner v. Switzer (No. 09-9000).  Mr. Dawson is a partner at Yetter Coleman LLP.  At issue in the case is whether a convicted prisoner seeking access to biological evidence for DNA testing may assert that claim in a civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, or whether such a claim may be asserted only in a petition for writ of habeas corpus.  To listen to the podcasts, click the the purple images on the right.

Note: We had also planned (and hoped) to have counsel for petitioner Henry Skinner participate in the podcast, but at the last minute he was unable to do so.  Thus, unlike earlier podcasts, this podcast features only counsel for the respondent, which we are posting without regard to her likelihood of success in the case.  

For the respondents, their counsel:

Edward C. Dawson, Parter at Yetter Coleman LLP

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Recommended Citation: Adam Schlossman, Argument day podcast: Skinner v. Switzer, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 13, 2010, 10:15 AM),