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Reviews in Review

By Ellen S. Podgor

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Compulsory process- Admission of scientific evidence

Janet C. Hoeffel
The Sixth Amendment’s Lost Clause: Unearthing Compulsory Process
2002 Wisconsin Law Review 1275 (2002)

Have you ever considered using the Compulsory Process Clause as the basis for admitting scientific evidence? This incredible article instructs you on novel ways to use this clause to enhance arguments regarding the admission of scientific evidence. Professor Janet Hoeffel argues that “[t]he Compulsory Process Clause has untapped power to right the wrongs of expert evidence law run amok.”

Professor Hoeffel begins the article with a historical overview of the Compulsory Process Clause of the Sixth Amendment. She includes discussion of the leading Supreme Court decisions that have interpreted it, noting the confusion in this jurisprudence. She cites cases interpreting the Confrontation Clause and discusses how this jurisprudence can assist with Compulsory Process Clause interpretation.

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