Supreme Court Moot

October 5, 2010Duke Law News

Skinner v. Switzer
October 5, 2010
Room 3041
Duke Law School

(Attendance open to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only.)

Gregory S. Coleman, Edward S. Dawson, and Richard B. Farrer, Counsel for the Respondent, moot this upcoming case, which is scheduled to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 13, 2010. At issue is whether a convicted prisoner seeking access to biological evidence for DNA testing may assert that claim in a civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, or whether such a claim may be asserted only in a petition for writ of habeas corpus.

Click here for more information about the case from the SCOTUSblog case files.

PANEL OF JUDGES
David F. Levi
Dean and Professor of Law
Duke Law School

Neil S. Siegel
Professor of Law and Political Science
Co-Director of the Program in Public Law
Duke Law School

Donald B. Ayer
Senior Lecturing Fellow
Duke Law School
and
Partner
Jones Day
Washington, D.C.

Curtis A. Bradley
Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and
Professor of Public Policy Studies
Duke Law School

James E. Coleman Jr.
John S. Bradway Professor of Law
Duke Law School

Theresa A. Newman
Clinical Professor of Law
Duke Law School

Ernest A. Young
Alston & Bird Professor of Law
Duke Law School

COUNSEL FOR RESPONDENT
Gregory S. Coleman, Counsel of Record
Edward C. Dawson, and
Richard B. Farrer
Yetter Coleman LLP
Austin, TX