Monday, April 04, 2005

Retroactivity of Crawford v. Washington

Edward A. Murillo v. Matthew J. Frank, Case No. 04-2202 (04/01/2005): The Court ruled that Crawford v. Washington, 124 S. Ct. 1354 (2005), dealing with the right of confrontation, is not retroactive. This decision is in accord with three other Circuits, although the Ninth Circuit has ruled that Crawford is retroactive. Bockting v. Bayer, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 3102 (9th Cir. 2005).