on the SCOTUS blog is…..Long v. Pifster.
Ugh. SCOTUS keeps revisiting this issue without clearing it up. Do prosecutors get to lie and cheat to “obtain a conviction” without violating the defendant’s right to due process of law? Such a hard, hard question.
Of course, merely being a SCOTUSblog petition of the day doesn’t mean there will be a grant. But with an en banc opinion by Judge Easterbrook of the 7th circuit being appealed and Kirkland & Ellis representing the poor schmuck, it’s a pretty good bet.