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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Noteworthy Impact of Melendez-Diaz Posted on Dec 18

In Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts (129 S. Ct. 2527) the Supreme Court found the introduction of state forensic-lab reports is testimonial evidence requiring the appearance at trial of lab technicians. Here is a list of some subsequent decisions: Commonwealth v. Sanders (Lawyers Weekly No. 82-271-09)Defendant was   …Continue Reading Noteworthy Impact of Melendez-Diaz