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Will Lab Analysts Have to Testify About Lab Reports?

The Supreme Court will consider how and when lab analysts must testify in order to satisfy the Melendez-Diaz holding. Melendez-Diaz, relying on the Confrontation Clause, held that in order to introduce evidence from crime labs, the crime lab analyst must…

A First Look at the Military Commissions Act of 2009, Part Two

– Joanne Mariner   Last month, President Obama signed the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, which included a package of changes to the rules governing military commission proceedings. Called the  Military Commissions Act of 2009, the new law replaces —…