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Impact of Melendez-Diaz is lessening over time (access required)

The case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts has proved to be more of a paperwork burden for prosecutors and the Department of Forensic Science than a boon for criminal defendants and their attorneys. The ruling generally requires laboratory analysts to testify in person unless a defendant affirmatively waives an appearance. It created enough concern among prosecutors and ...

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