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BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO

Docket No.: 09-10876
Certiorari Granted: 09/28/10
Argued: March 2, 2011
Decided: 06/23/11

Topics:

Confrontation Clause, Sixth Amendment, criminal procedure, harmless-error, murder

PartyNames: Donald Bullcoming v. New Mexico
Petitioner: Donald Bullcoming
Respondent: New Mexico

Court Below: Supreme Court of New Mexico
Citation: 147 N.M. 487

Donald Bullcoming
v.
New Mexico
Question Presented:

Whether the Confrontation Clause permits the prosecution to introduce testimonial statements of a non testifying forensic analyst through the in-court testimony of a supervisor or other person who did not perform or observe the laboratory analysis described in the statements.

Question:

Can a blood-alcohol test admitted without the actual testimony of the person who prepared the results violate a criminal defendant's Sixth Amendment rights under the Confrontation Clause?

BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO
ORAL ARGUMENT

03/02/11

Listen to Oral Argument in BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO
Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 5-4
Opinion By:

BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO
Case Documents

1BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO Oral Argument Audio
2BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO Oral Argument Audio (March 2, 2011)
3Opinion in BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO
4BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
5BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
6BULLCOMING v. NEW MEXICO Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
Additional documents for this case are pending review.