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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Update - Metrish v. Lancaster


This is a fascinating case.  It cuts to the heart of who really makes the laws, especially the criminal laws.
A close student of the criminal law who did not sit in on Wednesday’s Supreme Court argument in a Michigan murder case missed a fascinating — and far from conclusive — seminar on who makes criminal law: courts that rule, legislatures that write laws, lawyers who try to assert defenses, prosecutors who don’t object to such defenses, or a force that might be called 'The Great Mentioner'? - From SCOTUS Blog
Read the Transcript
Read the Briefs
Read the Recap from SCOTUS Blog

Update: The Decision for this case came on May 20, 2013 - Read about it here.