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Right of Confrontation

Right of Confrontation

Examine the Sixth Amendment’s right of confrontation, guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to cross-examine witnesses against them, as it relates to the admissibility of hearsay.


As you’ve learned, the rule against hearsay prohibits the use of hearsay statements in court, unless the statement falls under an exemption or exception to the rule against hearsay. However, the path to determining hearsay admissibility doesn’t end there. Today, we’ll be discussing the Sixth Amendment’s right of confrontation and its effect on the admissibility of hearsay.

We’ll start off our discussion with an overview of the right of confrontation created by the 6th Amendment to the U.S....