confrontation clause

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Statutes at issue

Virginia Code Sections 19.2-187 and 19.187.1, as they were written before August 21, 2009, governed the admissibility into evidence of certificates of analysis. See Virginia Code §§ 19.2-187, 19.187,1 (displaying the 2009 amendments to...

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A jury convicted Petitioner Donald Bullcoming of aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (DWI); he was sentenced to two years in prison. See New Mexico v. Bullcoming, 226 P.3d 1, 4–5 (N.M. 2010). Bullcoming appealed, but the New Mexico Court of Appeals...

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At 11:54 a.m. on February 1, 2001, a 911 operator in Kent, Washington, picked up a call only to hear a dial tone — the party on the other end had hung up before speaking. Brief for Respondent at 1, State v. Davis, 154 Wash.2d 291, 295...

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Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts (07-591)

Oral argument: Nov. 10, 2008

Appealed from: Appeals Court of Massachusetts (July 31, 2007)

CONFRONTATION CLAUSE, SIXTH AMENDMENT, CRAWFORD v. WASHINGTON, DRUG...
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On April 29, 2001, Detroit police officers found Anthony Covington lying on the ground next to his car in a gas station, with a gunshot wound in his abdomen. Covington, in response to the officers’ immediate questions about what happened, replied that...

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T.T. had two children, L.P. and A.T., and lived with her boyfriend Darius Clark. See State v. Clark, 999 N.E.2d 592, 594 (Ohio 2013). While L.P., T.T.’s three-year-old son, was at the William Patrick Day Head Start Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on March...

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Overview

The Sixth Amendment provides that a person accused of a crime has the right to confront a witness against him or her in a criminal action. This includes the right to be present at the trial (which is guaranteed by the Federal Rules of Criminal...

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On February 10, 2000, 22-year-old L.J. walked home after her shift as a clothing store cashier in Chicago. See People v. Williams, 238 Ill. 2d 125, 129 (Ill. 2010). L.J. testified that as she walked by an alley, defendant Sandy Williams came up behind...