Brendan Dassey Case Likely Bound For Supreme Court

Supreme Court Building.

There is no telling what the outcome will be for Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey after Tuesday’s en banc hearing in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, but there is a strong likelihood the case will be appealed to U.S. Supreme Court.

The state of Wisconsin could bring the case to the high court if the 7th Circuit upholds a 2016 decision that Dassey’s confession in the death of Teresa Halbach was coerced. Judging by previous statements by Attorney General Brad Schimel’s office, Wisconsin will probably not stop short of Washington in that event.

It has been a 10-year haul by Northwestern University law professors Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider to bring Dassey’s appeal this far, and have also only indicated their intention to do everything they can to free the now 27-year-old.

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