Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Nov 10, 2008
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
5-4
Author
Scalia
Term

Disclosure: Akin Gump served as co-counsel for the petitioner.

Issue: Whether a state forensic analyst's laboratory report prepared for use in a criminal prosecution is "testimonial" evidence subject to the demands of the Confrontation Clause as set forth in Crawford v. Washington (2004).

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on June 25, 2009.

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