Protecting Criminal Defendants' Rights When the Government Adduces Scientific Evidence: The Confrontation Clause and Other Alternatives─A Response to Professor GiannelliCapital University Law Review (1993)
In his article Professor Giannelli articulates quite clearly the confrontation issues that arise when the government seeks to introduce scientific evidence testimony in a criminal case." His work is helpful to our understanding of the problems that develop in the limited contexts of expert testimony and laboratory reports. It also provides valuable insights into the relationship between the Confrontation Clause and the hearsay rules. However, perhaps most important is the contribution that he makes to our understanding of the right of confrontation and our attempts to define that right and its limitations. While I find myself to be in general agreement with Professor Giannelli, some of his conclusions do, in my opinion, deserve comment.
- criminal law,
- scientific evidence,
- expert witnesses
Citation InformationJames W. Diehm. "Protecting Criminal Defendants' Rights When the Government Adduces Scientific Evidence: The Confrontation Clause and Other Alternatives─A Response to Professor Giannelli" Capital University Law Review Vol. 22 (1993) p. 85
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