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Briscoe is but a blip on the screen

Jan 26, 2010 Briscoe is but a blip on the screen

Through the sheer elegance of minimalist language, the Supreme Court — without dissent — kept Melendez-Diaz in its rightfully supreme place. Here is the Court’s per curiam Briscoe opinion from January 25, 2010:

"SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

No. 07—11191

MARK A. BRISCOE AND SHELDON A. CYPRESS,

PETITIONERS v. VIRGINIA

ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF

VIRGINIA

[January 25, 2010]

PER CURIAM. We vacate the judgment of the Supreme Court of Vir-ginia and remand the case for further proceedings not inconsistent with the opinion in Melendez-Diaz v. Massa-chusetts, 557 U. S. ___ (2009). It is so ordered."

Briscoe v. Virginia, ___ U.S. ___ (Jan. 25, 2010).

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