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Hearsay Admission at Revocation Hearing Was Error (access required)

At a robbery defendant’s probation revocation hearing, the trial court violated defendant’s due process right to confront the witnesses against him when it admitted a detective’s hearsay testimony concerning two other offenses, one which never resulted in charges against the ...

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No Confrontation Clause Violation from Lab Test Testimony (access required)

Testimony by the commonwealth’s medical expert citing a lab test that showed a child sex abuse victim had a sexually-transmitted disease did not violate defendant’s rights under the Confrontation Clause, as reports created for medical treatment purposes are nontestimonial; the ...

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