United States Supreme Court
156 U.S. 237 (1895)
Mattox (defendant) was convicted of the murder of John Mullen. Mattox appealed to the United States Supreme Court, which reversed the judgment and remanded the case for a new trial. Mattox was tried a second time and again convicted. By the time of the second trial, two of the witnesses who had testified against Mattox at the first trial had died. Their testimony from the first trial was read into evidence. Mattox had an opportunity to cross examine the witnesses at the first trial. Maddox appealed on the ground that the reading of the witnesses’ testimony into evidence at his second trial violated his constitutional right to confront the witnesses against him. The United States Supreme Court again granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brown, J.)
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