Friday, March 2, 2007

Crawford Not Retroactive

Supreme Court rules out-of-court witness statement rule doesn't apply retroactively, Jurist - Paper Chase, Feb. 28, 2007. The Court unanimously reversed the 9th Circuit's ruling that Crawford v. Washington applied retroactively to cases on collateral review. Bockting v. Bayer, 399 F. 3d 1010, as amended, 408 F. 3d 1127 (2005) (McKeown, J.), rehearing en banc denied, 418 F.3d 1055 (2005).

The case is: Whorton v. Bockting, --- U.S. --- (Feb. 28, 2007), Cornell LII link (Alito, J.).

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