Supreme Court rules in Confrontation Clause case

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 in Bullcoming v. New Mexico that the Confrontation Clause [Cornell LII backgrounders] does not allow laboratory reports containing testimonial certification to be entered into evidence against a defendant without the testimony of the analyst who personally observed the test and certified the report. Donald Bullcoming was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). A forensic laboratory report of a machine-generated blood test showed his blood…

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