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:
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).