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October 9, 2006

Tuesday's criminal case before SCOTUS

Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in US v. Resendiz-Ponce, which asks whether the omission of an element of a criminal offense from a federal indictment can constitute harmless error.  Basic previews of Resendiz-Ponce are available from summaries put together by folks at Cornell here and at Medill here

Though I am not positive, I believe that oral argument in Resendiz-Ponce will be a showdown between two one of my favorite SCOTUS advocates: Michael Dreeben for the government (as petitioners).  I am already looking forward to reading the transcript tomorrow.

UPDATE:  I have corrected this post, thanks to this clarification.  Also, I now see that SCOTUSblog has this preview of Resendiz-Ponce.

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No, Doug. Jeff Fisher is arguing a different, non-criminal case Wednesday. He's not on the criminal case. See here.

Posted by: Peter G | Oct 9, 2006 11:11:33 PM

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