Will the Supreme Court Grant Certiorari and Review the Per Se Rule?* I have no expertise in predicting whether the Supreme Court will grant certiorari on any given petition. But I am hopeful that the high court will do so on the issue of whether the application of the per se rule in a criminal antitrust case is unconstitutional. I have seen a couple of items recently that may be a sign that the Court is ready to address this issue. First, there have been a number of Supreme Court cases where the constitutional rights of criminal defendants have been strengthened/upheld. In Hemphill v. New York, No. 20-637 (January 20, 2022) the Supreme Court upheld a criminal defendant’s right to cross-examine a prosecution witness, overturning the conviction of a man who was found guilty of killing
The US Supreme Court grants a motion to hear a constitutional challenge to the per se rule in a criminal antitrust case (Lischewski)
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