Sixth Amendment ruling sets no precedent - ddtonline.com: Columns

Sixth Amendment ruling sets no precedent

Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012 12:00 pm

In a case from Harrison County, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled on the right of a defendant to confront his accusers — a basic right in the U.S. Constitution.

Robert Jenkins wanted to question the analyst who tested the illegal drugs he was accused of possessing. Instead, prosecutors put on the stand a laboratory supervisor who only reviewed and verified the results.

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