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Michigan v. Bryant

Docket No.: 09-150
Certiorari Granted: 03/01/10
Argued: October 5, 2010
Decided: 02/28/11

Topics:

Bill of Rights, Confrontation Clause, Due Process, Federal Rules of Evidence, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Miranda, Sixth Amendment, criminal procedure, murder, patent

PartyNames: Michigan v. Richard Perry Bryant
Petitioner: Michigan
Respondent: Richard Perry Bryant

Court Below: Supreme Court of Michigan
Citation: 768 N.W.2d 65
Supreme Court Docket

Michigan
v.
Richard Perry Bryant
Question Presented:

Should certiorari be granted to settle the conflict of authority as to 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?

Question:

Are inquiries of wounded victims concerning the perpetrator non-testimonial if they objectively indicate that the purpose of the interrogation is to enable police assistance to meet an ongoing emergency, and, thus, not afforded heightened protection under Crawford v. Washington?

Note:

JUSTICE KAGAN TOOK NO PART

Michigan v. Bryant
ORAL ARGUMENT

10/05/10

Listen to Oral Argument in Michigan v. Bryant
Holding: vacated and remanded
Vote: 6-2
Recused: J.,
Opinion By:
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