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Criminal – Confrontation Clause – Certificates Of Analysis – Cocaine – Melendez-Diaz (access required)

In two consolidated cocaine cases remanded from the U.S. Supreme Court in light of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, the Supreme Court of Virginia says admission into evidence of certificates of analysis pursuant to former Va. Code §§ 19.2-187 and 187.1 violated only one of the defendant’s rights under the Confrontation Clause. As in Melendez-Diaz, each certificate ...

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