Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A mini-symposium: The tenth anniversary of Crawford

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Crawford v. Washington.  To mark the occasion, First Impressions, the online publication of the Michigan Law Review, has published a mini-symposium, with longer essays by George Fisher of Stanford and Deborah Tuerkheimer of Northwestern, shorter essays by Jeff Fisher of Stanford and me, and a response by Jeff and me, mainly to George's piece.  You can read the whole batch of them, with an introduction by the editors, here.  My thanks to the editors for doing this and to the other authors for participating!

Top side briefs and joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark

Here are links to the top-side briefs and the joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark.

First, the main brief of the petitioner, the State of Ohio.

Next, the joint appendix.

And now the amici:

The United States

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project (DV LEAP)

Fern L. Nesson and Charles R. Nesson (my old Evidence teacher and his wife, a childhood friend and neighbor, and boy, do we disagree!)

The Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Association and the National Children's Alliance

New Mexico and the National District Attorney's Association

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

The Criminal Justice Legal Foundation

Child Justice, Inc.

The National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the National School Boards Association, and the Ohio School Boards Association

The State of Washington, plus 41 other states (I think I counted right!) and the District of Columbia.  New Mexico signed onto this one as well, so it's on two of the briefs.