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Lilly v. Virginia

Docket No.: 98-5881
Argued: March 29, 1999
Decided: June 10, 1999

Topics:

Right to Confront and Cross-Examine, Compulsory Process, Criminal Procedure, Confrontation, Bill of Rights, Confrontation Clause, Due Process, Federal Rules of Evidence, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Miranda, Sixth Amendment, capital murder, harmless-error, murder, probable cause, self-incrimination

Petitioner: Lilly
Respondent: Virginia

Court Below: THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA
Supreme Court Docket


527 U.S. 116 (1999)
Question:

Does trial evidence that includes out-of-court statements, that admit some wrongdoing but place primary blame on the defendant, by an alleged, nontestifying accomplice violate a criminal defendant's Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause right to confront all adverse witnesses?

Lilly v. Virginia
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 29, 1999

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Lilly, 0 vote(s) against

Lilly v. Virginia
Case Documents

1Opinion in Lilly v. Virginia
2Opinion in Lilly v. Virginia
Additional documents for this case are pending review.