Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Deepening Conflict on Lab Reports
Yesterday, in State v. March, 2007 WL 828156, the Missouri Supreme Court joined other jurisdictions in holding that a lab report prepared for use in prosecution is testimonial. I believe this result is clearly correct, and appropriately the court did not appear to endure much angst in reaching it. The decision sharpens the conflict among the states. The Supreme Court will have to resolve this matter, and in my view the sooner the better.