Weakening the Sixth Amendment

An article from Scott Lemieux about a recent Supreme Court decision that weakens the right of criminal defendants to confront witnesses against them at trial, specifically expert witnesses called by the State.  I agree with his conclusion that this creates a fairly easy backdoor way to prevent Defendants from challenging scientific evidence introduced by the prosecution.  You can read the decision, Williams v. Illinois, here.


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