Supreme Court Moot: Skinner v. Switzer

October 05, 2010 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3041

(Attendance open to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only)
Gregory S. Coleman, Counsel of Record for the Petitioner, and Edward S. Dawson moot this upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case, scheduled to be argued on October 13, 2010. The panel of judges for the moot includes Dean David F. Levi and Duke Law Professors Neil Siegel, Donald Ayer, Curtis Bradley, James Coleman, Theresa Newman, and Ernest Young.
Question presented: 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.
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