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Defendant in seminal Confrontation Clause case acquitted

Luis Melendez-Diaz made national headlines in 2009 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause required prosecutors to put a drug analyst on the stand before introducing a lab certificate into evidence.

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Justices to decide another Confrontation Clause case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a blood-alcohol test admitted without the live testimony of the officer who prepared the results violates a criminal defendant’s Sixth Amendment rights under the Confrontation Clause.

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