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Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 09–10876

In a dispute arising from the introduction of a forensic report without the testimony of the analyst who completed and signed the report, judgment of the appeals court affirming defendant's conviction for DWI is reversed because the Confrontation Clause does not permit the prosecution to introduce a forensic lab report containing a testimonial certification, made in order to prove a fact at a criminal trial, through the in-court testimony of an analyst who did not sign the certification or personally perform or observe the performance of the test reported in the certification.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/23/2011
  • Published 06/23/2011

Judges

  • GINSBURG

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

Counsel