The Sentencing Law Blog reported on the U.S.Supreme Court’s Order in Briscoe v. Virginia which I have discussed in previous posts. In Briscoe , The Court heard arguments in January of this year on the application of The Confrontation Clause as it relates to forensic evidence reports specifically in drug and DUI cases..It was anticipated that the Court may reverse itself from the opinion released in Melendez-Diaz v,. Massachusetts. A recap of the oral argument illustrated the problems and the issues within the Court. In a one paragraph Order , the Court vacated the decision in Briscoe v. Virginia without further comment.
My take is that the U.S. Supreme Court is a dysfunctional mess.