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Unformatted text preview: with an exception. The exception to confronting witnesses is if the confrontation is necessary to further an important public policy. Analysis The prosecutor’s need for the witnesses are crucial to the trial, but the need for the testimony in order to make a case and resolve it are not public policies that are important enough to waive Pusztai and Yates’ right to confront accusers face-to-face. This is based on a Maryland’s case where certain children are protected from trauma caused by confronting attackers, where the Court found that this case does not meet the standard for an important public policy. Therefore, the Court reasoned that admission of two-way video conferencing of witnesses violated the defendants’ Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses....
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- Fall '07
- Anton Pusztai, two-way video conferencing, Anita Yates