Barack Obama, Sir Walter Raleigh and Forensics (or the 2008 Election and the Future of the Right of Confrontation)

It's Evident, (National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law), January 2010

1 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2010  

Jules Epstein

Widener University - Widener University School of Law

Date Written: January 22, 2010

Abstract

For the Court in Crawford v. Washington, the historic roots of the right of Confrontation were a rejection of such procedures, and a mandate that “testimonial” hearsay be inadmissible unless the original declarant was now in court or was now unavailable to testify and there had been the opportunity for cross-examination when the statement was made. The relevance of Crawford (and Raleigh’s travails) to forensics can be found in the 2009 Melendez-Diaz decision.

What does this, and Sir Walter Raleigh, have to do with Barack Obama?

Keywords: evidence, hearsay, right of confrontation

JEL Classification: K4

Suggested Citation

Epstein, Jules, Barack Obama, Sir Walter Raleigh and Forensics (or the 2008 Election and the Future of the Right of Confrontation) (January 22, 2010). It's Evident, (National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law), January 2010 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1540767

Jules Epstein (Contact Author)

Widener University - Widener University School of Law ( email )

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United States

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