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RECENT OPINION: STATE V. HULL, September 9, 2010

In the period leading up to the Court’s decision in State v. Hull, the forensic science issues —¬† challenges to the reliability of fingerprint and handwriting analysis; the background rumbling of the National Academy of Science’s seismic forensic science report … Continue reading

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RECENT OPINION: STATE V. COX, March 18, 2010

In State v. Cox, the Court addressed, for the first time, the “unavailability” element of the forfeiture-by-wrongdoing exception to the confrontation clause. ¬†Where, in Cox, the declarant-witness was not physically unavailable (i.e., she showed up), and where she had not … Continue reading

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