Professor Teneille Brown files SCOTUS amicus brief in ‘drug mule’ case

Feb 02, 2024 | Faculty

Professor Teneille BrownProfessor Teneille Brown, a white woman with long, light-brown hair, along with more than 20 other evidence law professors, filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Delilah Guadalupe Diaz v. United States (No. 23-14) on Friday, Feb. 2.

In Diaz v. United States, Delilah Diaz was charged with importing methamphetamine to the U.S. despite her claim she was unaware she was carrying drugs in the panels of the car she was driving. The amicus brief deals with an evidence rule (704(b)), and whether jurors—when deciding whether a defendant had a guilty mind—ought to be able to hear from experts about how groups of people tend to think and behave.