Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Federal Defenders and National College for DUI Defense in support of Petitioner.

Brief filed: 06/23/2007


Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 07-591

Prior Decision

Decision below unpublished, 870 NE2d 676 (Table).

Question Presented

Whether a state forensic analyst’s laboratory report prepared for use in a criminal prosecution is “testimonial” evidence subject to the demands of the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause as set forth in Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004).



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