Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Government's hearsay problem

For the legal buffs out there: Judge Walton (who is not the judge in either of my two client's cases) issued an important ruling yesterday about the Government's attempt to use hearsay instead of real evidence (like witnesses) in the habeas cases before him. Click on the title to read the scotus analysis and for a link to the actual opinion. Seems the Government is going to have to live with the same rules as the rest of us mere mortals.