SCOTUS: 6th Amendment goes to scrap pile

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February 28, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that statements made to authorities during an ongoing emergency may later be introduced as evidence in a criminal trial -- even if the source of the statements dies prior to the trial. The 6-to-2 ruling creates a significant exception to the Sixth Amendment’s right of charged criminals to confront their accusers during their trial, countering a recent trend in Supreme Court rulings." (02/28/11)  

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