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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Sixth Amendment – Skype Testimony – Harmless Error (access required)

In the absence of an important public policy or at least an exceptional circumstance, modifying a defendant’s truest exercise of the Sixth Amendment right to an in-person confrontation of witnesses against him is inappropriate. Nevertheless, the Skype testimony in this case was harmless error since the witness’s testimony was largely cumulative to what was already ...

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