At the risk of turning this into the Melendez-Diaz blog, I will note that there is a nice article in the Washington Post this morning about a Virginia court throwing out a DUI because of Melendez-Diaz.
Perhaps my favorite part of the article:
[A] phalanx of defense lawyers who watched the hearing left the courtroom quietly jubilant and congratulating colleague David Bernhard, who first tried to use the new Supreme Court ruling on the same morning it was issued. That caused Roush to crack, “You’re going to make me read Justice Scalia before lunch?”
A hearty congratulations to Mr. Bernhard!
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