Briscoe v. Virginia, 559 U.S. __, 130 S. Ct. 1316 (Jan. 25, 2010)

Certiorari was granted in this case four days after the Court decided Melendez-Diaz. The case presented the following question: If a state allows a prosecutor to introduce a certificate of a forensic laboratory analysis, without presenting the testimony of the analyst who prepared the certificate, does the state avoid violating the Confrontation Clause by providing that the accused has a right to call the analyst as his or her own witness? The Court’s two-sentence per curiam decision vacated and remanded for “further proceedings not inconsistent with the opinion in Melendez-Diaz.”