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RECENT OPINION: STATE V. HER (HER II), May 6, 2010

Once upon a time, before the United States Supreme Court decided Crawford v. Washington, there was this esoteric spinsterish legal doctrine called forfeiture-by-wrongdoing. Today she’s a big bosomy lass with her name in lights. For the second time this term, … 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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