"We vacate the judgment of the Supreme Court of Virginia and remand the case for further proceedings not inconsistent with the opinion in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U. S. ___ (2009)."Hopefully, the Court will seize its next opporutunity to answer the question when it hears, City of Ontario v. Quon this term, but from the looks of it, I doubt it will. So in the wake of Crawford and Melendez-Diaz, and now Briscoe, we still don't know...
- What parts of a lab report are "testimonial" triggering Crawford and the Sixth Amendment?
- If a lab report is testimonial, who from the lab must testify in order to satisfy the CC?
- Would the Supreme Court require all lab technicians who took part in operating the machinery which led to the creation of the report testify?
- Does it satisfy the CC if a supervisor of the lab testifies alone?
Thanks to the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog for alerting me to the release of the Briscoe opinion.