Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Two new CAAF opinions today, Othuru and Pack. CAAF unanimously finds no violation of the accused's right to confrontation under Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004) in both cases (and finds no unreasonable appellate delay in Othuru). CAAF joins many other courts in holding that post-Crawford there is no Sixth Amendment violation in the use of remote testimony by a child witness in a criminal trial. CAAF's rationale, like the other cases CAAF cites, is direct Supreme Court precedent finding remote testimony by a child witness in a criminal trial constitutional. See Maryland v. Craig, 497 U.S. 836 (1990). More from CAAFlog tonight, I am sure.
Posted by Mike "No Man" Navarre at 5:42 PM