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Month: October 2020

Felon in Possession

In response to what she described in a recent press release as an extraordinary spike in gun violence and violent crime across the Twin Cities, United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, Erica MacDonald, is forming a multi-agency Violent Crime Task Force....

“IN ALL CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS, THE ACCUSED SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT…TO BE CONFRONTED WITH THE WITNESS AGAINST HIM.” Sixth Amendment, United States Constitution

Justice Scalia reinforced an accused’s right to confront his accuser in the landmark case of Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 2004. Prior to the Crawford decision, the Courts would allow a witness to testify to hearsay if it had a sufficient indicia of reliability....