Monday, March 17, 2008

Cert granted in Melendez-Diaz

The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, posing the issue of whether certificates of forensic lab results are testimonial. You can see papers filed in the case so far by clicking here and following the links. The case will be argued in the fall. Good! This is an issue that must be resolved, and it should be resolved by acknowledging the obvious, that these reports are indeed testimonial.