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Crawford v. Washington

Docket No.: 02-9410
Certiorari Granted: Jun 9 2003
Argued: November 10, 2003
Decided: March 8, 2004

Topics:

Right to Confront and Cross-Examine, Compulsory Process, Criminal Procedure, Confrontation, ADA, ADEA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Amendment 1, Amendment 10, Bill of Rights, Compulsory Process Clause, Confrontation Clause, Discrimination in Employment, ERISA, Internal Revenue Code, Medicare, Miranda, RICO, Sixth Amendment, Title VII, adverse employment action, age discrimination, criminal procedure, disparate treatment, habeas, harmless-error, murder

PartyNames: Michael D. Crawford v. Washington
Petitioner: Michael D. Crawford
Respondent: Washington

Court Below: Supreme Court of Washington
Citation: Wash. Sup. Ct., 54 P.3d 656. QUESTIONS PRESENTED I. Whether the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment permits theadmission against a criminal defendant of a custodial statement by a
Supreme Court Docket

Michael D. Crawford
v.
Washington
541 U.S. 36 (2004)
Question Presented:

I. Whether the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment permits theadmission against a criminal defendant of a custodial statement by a potential accomplice on the ground that parts of the statement"interlock" with the defendant's custodial statement. II. Whether this Court should reevalua te Confrontation Clause framework established in Ohio v. Roberts. 448 U.S. 56 (1980), and hold that theClause unequivocally prohibits the admission of out-of-court statements insofar as they are contained in "testimonial" materials, such as tape-recorded custodial statements. CERT. GRANTED: 6/9/03

Question:

Does playing out-of-court testimony to a jury, with no chance for cross- examination, violate a defendant's Sixth Amendment guarantee that "[i]n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right...to be confronted with the witnesses against him?"

Note:

. . Sup. Ct., 54 P.3d 656.

Crawford v. Washington
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 10, 2003

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Crawford, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By: Justice Antonin Scalia

Crawford v. Washington
Case Documents

1Slip Opinion in Crawford v. Washington (Opinion by )
2Opinion in Crawford v. Washington
3Opinion in Crawford v. Washington
Additional documents for this case are pending review.