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THE PEOPLE v. SISAVATH, F041885

Four of defendant's abuse convictions are reversed because the admission of "testimonial" hearsay statements against a criminal defendant violates the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment if the declarant is unavailable to testify at trial and the defendant has no previous opportunity to cross-examine.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/27/2004
  • Published 05/27/2004

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  A.M. Weisman, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jo Graves, Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey D. Firestone and Kelly C. Fincher, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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