Domestic Diversions

Confronting the confrontation clause

Cornell Law School is previewing Monday’s Supreme Court arguments concerning 911 calls/statements at the scene and domestic violence, in the wake of Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36.

Davis v. Washington (05-5224):
The trial judge allowed into evidence a 911 call made by the alleged victim, even though that person failed to appear at trial. See
Cornell’s Summary

Hammon v. Indiana (05-705):
The alleged victim made a statement to police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call. See Cornell’s Summary

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