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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Confrontation Clause – Evidence Stipulation (access required)

When defendant and his counsel stipulated that a seized substance was cocaine, defendant gave up his right to cross-examine the scientist who tested the substance. Nevertheless, it was the duty of defense counsel – not the trial court – to explain to defendant this waiver of a constitutional right. We find no error in defendant’s drug ...

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