The Federalist Society recently conducted its annual Supreme court roundup in Washington D.C.
Miguel Estrada, a very accomplished practitioner before the court and former nominee to the D.C. court of appeals conducted the roundup in a entertaining (as much as one can recap supreme court opionons in a humorous way) fashion.
At the 46 minute mark he begins covering Law Enforcement matters which covers:
Connick v. Thompson which covers the so called “Brady letter” issue for law enforcement administrators and District Attorneys
J.D.B. v. North Carolina which stated that the age of a juvenile is a relevant factor in Miranda issues
Kentucky v. King which reaffirmed the exigent circumstances (evidence being destroyed) principle
Michigan v. Bryant where the confrontation clause was addressed
Bullcoming v. New Mexico where the confrontation clause and Melendez Diaz issues again reared their heads causing evidence to be suppressed and where despite being an overwhelmingly good argument, the dying declaration wasn’t even discussed by the states attorney.
Brown v. Plata in which the ridiculous 9th circuit court of appeals decision was upheld ordering the release of 40 thousand prisoners for overcrowding reasons.
Also of note, at the 20 minute mark he begins covering 1st amendment cases, and business and labor decisions are dealt with at the 30 mark.
Attorney Ronald A. Sellon