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Confrontation Clause violation is harmless error (access required)

An admitted violation of a defendant’s right to confront the author of a ballistics certificate was harmless error, largely because the jury never saw the document, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today in an unpublished order. The report tied two casings to a pistol found at the scene of a robbery in South Richmond. Another ...