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Skype testimony violates the 6th amendment

The 6th Amendment to the US Constitution states that the a criminal defendant has a right to "face" his accusers.  Does "face" mean that Skype is OK?  No, says the New Mexico high court, reversing a murder conviction.

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled(PDF) on June 20 that Truett Thomas was entitled to a new trial on a murder charge because the judge improperly allowed Skype testimony of a prosecution witness, the New Mexico Appellate Law Blog and the Santa Fe New Mexican report. 

 

 

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