10 March 2004

OS over at Stop the Bleating! asks whether Crawford overrules Maryland v. Craig (no requirement of "direct" confrontation of minors).

In my opinion it does. Craig is born out of the purest of motives but it clearly violates the right to confront. Still, I'd bet that the statutes which Craig validates will survive somehow. There's too much emotion attached to them for even courts to rule rationally.

Other posts about Crawford here and here.

And Crawford is already starting to effect cases in progress.

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