Applying Crawford's Confrontation Right in a Digital Age

Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 45, p. 33, 2012

17 Pages Posted: 11 May 2012 Last revised: 8 Jan 2015

Jeffrey Bellin

William & Mary Law School

Date Written: May 10, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: confrontation, Crawford, Bryant, Facebook, Twitter, texting, social media, Sixth Amendment, Raleigh

Suggested Citation

Bellin, Jeffrey, Applying Crawford's Confrontation Right in a Digital Age (May 10, 2012). Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 45, p. 33, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2055838 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2055838

Jeffrey Bellin (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

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