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Crawford v. Washington
Citation:541 U.S. 36 (2004)
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Petitioner Michael Crawford stabbed a man who allegedly tried to rape his wife, Sylvia. At his trial, the State played for the jury Sylvia’s tape-recorded statement to the police describing the stabbing, even though he had no opportunity for cross-examination. Petitioner was convicted.
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