Like evidence? Got some spare time in the next 30 days? Want to have input on an important legal rule? Then read this.
It's pretty rare for the Ninth Circuit to expressly invite amicus briefs. And, quite frankly, I like what they've done here. Why not take advantage of free legal help? There are a lot of freakishly bright people out there who might well be willing to put in the time to help identify the correct answer to these queries.
If I taught evidence, and was really mean, I might make this an assignment to my class. Fortunately for my students, only one of those two predicates is true.