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Confrontation Clause

Feb 20, 2017

Practitioners weigh in on ruling on admissibility of toxicology reports

Even though a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling from last week resolved conflicting case law governing the admissibility of certain toxicology reports, criminal-law practitioners say it did little to answer questions over testimonial hearsay.

Feb 14, 2017

High court clears up Confrontation Clause conflict

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that certain toxicology reports may be admitted at trial without testimony from or cross-examination of the authors of those reports without violating the Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause.

Dec 30, 2015

BENCH BLOG: Divided appeals court affirms right of confrontation only at trials

The Court of Appeals has affirmed that it's not only the rules of evidence that do not apply in criminal pretrial proceedings; equally inapplicable is the right of confrontation.

Jul 16, 2013

Wis. high court rules Confrontation Clause not violated

A Wisconsin Supreme Court decision issued Tuesday says DNA evidence collected during a criminal investigation can be used in a trial, even if the person who analyzed the evidence is not the one that testifies.

Mar 18, 2013

Supreme Court Justices to consider out-of-state lab testing

If a Wisconsin defendant on trial for two sexual assaults cannot cross-examine the out-of-state lab analyst who prepared his underlying DNA profiles, have his constitutional rights under the Confrontation Clause been violated?

Feb 1, 2013

Federal appeals court says witness can testify wearing wig, fake mustache

A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that a confidential informant could wear a wig and fake mustache when he testified against an alleged member of a Mexican drug cartel.

Sep 25, 2012

Criminal Procedure — Confrontation Clause

2010AP2012-CR State v. Pringle

Jul 10, 2012

Criminal Procedure — confrontation clause

2010AP2363-CR & 2010AP2364-CR State v. Deadwiller

Jun 20, 2012

US Supreme Court fractures on expert testimony issue

The Confrontation Clause does not bar an expert from testifying at a criminal trial that a DNA profile produced by an outside laboratory matched the defendant’s state lab DNA profile, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a fractured opinion.


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