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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Ohio v. Clark
Citation:135 S. Ct. 2173 (2015)
Clark (Respondent) was charged with child abuse and domestic violence, after he abused his girlfriend and her children. At trial, he moved to exclude testimony about the child’s out-of-court statements, arguing that they violated the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment, and the Ohio trial court denied the motion. The child did not testify in person because under Ohio law, children under ten were regarded as incompetent to testify in court under certain circumstances. A jury then convicted him.
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