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‘Tip’ Testimony Violated Confrontation Clause (access required)

A defendant’s convictions of a hotel-room robbery of a Canadian mother and daughter vacationing near Washington, D.C., are reversed because the trial court erred in allowing a detective to testify as to the content of an anonymous tip he received from Crime Solvers, in violation of defendant’s Confrontation Clause rights. In Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. ...