William Mitchell Law Review

Publication Information

31 William Mitchell Law Review 1381 (2004-2005)


This article will examine the Crawford holding and its effects on hearsay law in criminal trials in Minnesota. First, it will attempt to explain the Crawford holding and the Supreme Court’s analysis. Next, it will examine Crawford’s general effect on the Minnesota Rules of Evidence concerning hearsay. Then, this article will consider Crawford’s effect upon criminal cases and some of the arguments it presents for criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors. Finally, this article will conclude that the Crawford decision is a small boon for criminal defense attorneys.