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A bare SCOTUS majority gives further teeth to the Confrontation Clause

Jun 23, 2011 A bare SCOTUS majority gives further teeth to the Confrontation Clause

 

Bill of Rights. (From the public domain.)

Today the Supreme Court barred allowing a substitute analyst — who had no part in testing blood for alcohol content — from getting a blood test report into evidence at a drunk driving trial. Such evidence is testimonial evidence barred by the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution. Bullcoming v. New Mexico, ___ U.S. ___ (June 23, 2011).

 

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