Applying Crawford's Confrontation Right in a Digital Age
William & Mary Law School
May 10, 2012
Much of the recent commentary on the Confrontation Clause focuses on the past. Commentators (and Supreme Court Justices) evaluate the evolving jurisprudence by comparing the confrontation right articulated in Crawford v. Washington and its progeny to the right that existed in 1791. This Symposium Essay shifts the focus to the future, exploring how the Supreme Court’s new Confrontation Clause jurisprudence will operate in a world where communication is increasingly informal and electronic.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: confrontation, Crawford, Bryant, Facebook, Twitter, texting, social media, Sixth Amendment, Raleighworking papers series
Date posted: May 11, 2012
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