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Defendant Objected to Drug Stipulation, Gets New Trial (access required)

Admission of a defense lawyer’s stipulation to drug testing and heroin quantity, that defendant refused to sign, violated defendant’s Sixth Amendment confrontation right, and the 4th Circuit vacates his drug conviction and orders a new trial. A jury convicted Randolph Williams of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin in contravention of 21 U.S.C. §§ ...

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