Administration of Justice Bulletin

Understanding the New Confrontation Clause Analysis: Crawford, Davis, and Melendez-Diaz

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This bulletin explains the current state of confrontation clause law. It covers the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in Crawford, Davis, and Melendez-Diaz. Also discussed are post-Crawford North Carolina cases and new North Carolina legislation enacted in response to the high Court's decision in Melendez-Diaz. Finally, the bulletin offers a simple flowchart for analyzing confrontation clause issues.

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