Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Petitioner's brief in Giles filed
Here is the brief of the petitioner, the first brief on the merits before the Supreme Court in Giles v. California, No. 07-6053, reviewing People v. Giles, No. S129852, 40 Cal.4th 833, 152 P.3d 433 (Cal. 2007), the case presenting the issue of whether the accused can forfeit the confrontation right with respect to a witness by killing her, even if he did not do so for the purpose of rendering her unavailable as a witness. I will post amicus briefs as I receive them. The brief of respondent is due on March 19 and those of supporting amici on March 26.