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Justices Will Hear Case On Evidence Suppression

Publication Date: 
February 20, 2008
The New York Times
Linda Greenhouse

The New York Times reports that Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic worked on an 'evidence suppression' case that will be argued in front of the Supreme Court:

...Justices on the current Supreme Court have made no secret of their desire to carve more exceptions out of the nearly 100-year-old exclusionary rule. On Tuesday, the court accepted a new case that could provide a route toward that goal...

Often in the past, the Supreme Court’s acceptance of a criminal defendant’s appeal suggested that the court was inclined to overturn the conviction. But this appeal, Herring v. United States, No. 07-513, which was prepared as a student project of Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court litigation clinic, might turn out to be a case for Mr. Herring of “watch out what you wish for.”