“Petitions to Watch” (from SCOTUSblog)

SCOTUSblog released today its latest installment of “Petitions to Watch“, a list of cases the SCOTUS insiders believe have a reasonable chance of going to the main stage when the Justices meet on April 11, 2008. The only criminal case on the table is Wallace v. United States. The issue in Wallace is whether, under the Due Process Clause, a defendant who pleads guilty retains the right to appeal a pre-trial competency determination.

The lower court decision is availabe here.  The petition for certiorari is here, brief in opposition is here, and petitioner’s reply is here, all courtesy of SCOTUSblog.