Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Cert denied in Campbell/Pinks
The Supreme Court denied certiorari yesterday in Campbell v. North Dakota. The primary issue presented by the petition -- whether a state may validly provide that a prior testimonial statement is admissible without the author testifying so long as the accused has the right to subpoena the author -- is a critical one that the Court will have to resolve, better sooner than later. But, for one reason or another, the Court has decided that this is not the case in which to do so.