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Justices affirm Crawford’s application of Sixth Amendment confrontation clause to testimonial evidence

Thursday’s decision in Hemphill v. New York affirmed the requirement for cross-examination of testimonial statements offered at trial and stiff-armed a state-law exception to the rule. A jury convicted Darrell Hemphill of second-degree murder after a tria

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The morning read for Tuesday, Jan. 25

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected]. Here’s the Tuesday morning read: Supreme Court to T

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The rise of certiorari before judgment

For obvious reasons, the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to grant certiorari in a pair of cases challenging race-based affirmative action in higher education drew major headlines. Less well noticed was a curious procedural feature of the second case, S

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