Blog Posts in September, 2012

Preparing For Your Military Discharge Board

Are you facing a discharge board as a member of the armed forces? If so, there are steps you should be taking now to protect your rights and ensure your best outcome at the board. Here are four ...
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SCOTUS Holds that DWI Blood-Alcohol Tests Must Meet Melendez-Diaz Standard

In Bullcoming v. New Mexico (2011) the defendant was accused of driving while intoxicated. The prosecution attempted to admit a blood alcohol report into evidence, without providing the accused with ...
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. vs. Tearman demonstrates CAAF's Subtle Exception for Testimonial Hearsay

In U.S. vs. Tearman (2011), CAAF made a subtle exception to the Blazier (2010) decision, which had held the introduction of summarized drug testing reports was in violation of the accused's 6 th ...
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The Re-Rejection of Magyari: CAAF's Current Testimonial Hearsay Interpretation

As mentioned previously a prior blog, the CAAF in Sweeny (2011) chastised lower courts and prosecutors for their continued reliance on Magyari (2006) after Blazier II's (2010) decision, which ...
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The Old Standard: Drug Screening Data not Hearsay

In 2006, the CAAF ruled in Magyari v. U.S. that data entries made by technicians of the Navy Drug Screening Laboratory in the accused's urinalysis report did not constitute testimonial statements; ...
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