The Crawford Transformation

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Friedman, Richard D.
Crawford v. Washington; Confrontation Clause; Sixth Amendment; Ohio v. Roberts; United States Supreme Court; Testimony; Cross-examination; Admissibility; Testimonial; Constitutional Law; Criminal Procedure; Evidence; Supreme Court of the United States
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Crawford v. Washington, 124 S. Ct. 1354 (2004), is one of the most dramatic Evidence cases in recent history, radically transforming the doctrine governing the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Crawford is a very positive development, but leaves many open questions - and forces Evidence teachers to rethink how they teach hearsay and confrontation.