Supreme Court to hear another Confrontation Clause case on admissibility of lab tests

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] granted certiorari in two additional cases Tuesday including a case similar to one decided last week involving whether the Confrontation Clause [Cornell LII backgrounder] case blocks the admissibility of lab test data when the analyst who conducted the tests is not called to testify. In Williams v. Illinois [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will decide whether a state rule of evidence violates the Confrontation Clause when it permits an…

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