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March 03, 2010

SCOTUS: Petition granted in Michigan v. Bryant

On Monday, March 1, 2010, the United States Supreme Court granted Wayne County prosecutors' petition for a writ of certiorari in Michigan v. Bryant to determine "whether preliminary inquiries of a wounded citizen concerning the perpetrator and circumstances of the shooting are nontestimonial because 'made under circumstances objectively indicating that the primary purpose of the interrogation is to enable police assistance to meet an ongoing emergency,' that emergency including not only aid to a wounded victim, but also the prompt identification and apprehension of an apparently violent and dangerous individual'".' The petition for certiorari and brief in opposition can be found here.

We discussed the oral argument in the Michigan Supreme Court here and discussed the Michigan Supreme Court's opinion here.' ' '

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