§8.84 “Testimonial” Hearsay —Reach and Limits of the Crawford Doctrine

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §8.84 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-72

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-72

10 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2018

See all articles by Christopher B. Mueller

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School

Laird C. Kirkpatrick

George Washington University - Law School

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2018

Abstract

This article addresses the definition and scope of “testimonial” hearsay under the Crawford doctrine. It discusses the four factors that are most likely to qualify an out-of-court statement as testimonial hearsay under the Sixth Amendment. In addition to discussing the facts and holding of Crawford, it discusses the subsequent cases interpreting that opinion.

Keywords: Crawford, Davis, testimonial hearsay, confrontation clause, right of confrontation,

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Christopher B. and Kirkpatrick, Laird C. and Richter, Liesa, §8.84 “Testimonial” Hearsay —Reach and Limits of the Crawford Doctrine (November 1, 2018). C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §8.84 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-72; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-72. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3277079 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3277079

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
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Laird C. Kirkpatrick (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law ( email )

300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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