LAW OFFICES OF MARY PREVOST: U.S. SUPREME CURT GRANTS CERTIORARI IN NEW EVIDENCE CASE POST BULLCOMING
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Williams v. Illinois. The case
is a DNA confrontation case where an expert witness rendered an expert opinion based upon the DNA work of others. The case squarely addresses the issue unresolved by Bullcoming as to whether or not the Confrontation Clause permits an expert witness to render an opinion based upon reviewing what is otherwise testimonial evidence. Also, DNA testing often involves multiple experts. Allowing one expert to testify is in keeping with the dissenters' concerns in Bullcoming.