Supreme Court Roundup 2010/2011

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

About Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

Ronald A. Sellon is a licensed Attorney in the state of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, Massachusetts as well as a Sergeant with a Municipal Police Department and U.S. military Veteran. Additionally, he has taught Criminal Procedure at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree and has written a text on Criminal Procedure for police field training officer programs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, was a 2008 recipient of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (Mass C.O.P.) Presidents award and holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree. Questions related to content material may be directed to
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