|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|07-591||Mass. Ct. App.||Nov 10, 2008||Jun 25, 2009||5-4||Scalia||OT 2008|
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.