The Resurgent Role of Legal History

in Modern Judicial Decisionmaking

Unit 3

Required Reading

Optional Reading

Class Objectives

 

Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004) & hyperlinked historical sources

 

Giles v. California, 128 S. Ct. 2678 (2008)

Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 129 S. Ct. 2527 (2009)

Thomas Y. Davies, What Did the Framers Know and When Did They Know It? Fictional Originalism in Crawford v. Washington, 71 Brook.  L. Rev. 105, 189-215, 120-188 (2005)

Robert Kry, Confrontation Under the Marian Statutes: A Reply to Professor Davies, 72 Brook. L. Rev. 493 (2006)

Thomas Y. Davies, Revisiting the Fictional Originalism in Crawford’s Cross-Examination Rule: A Reply to Mr. Kry, 72 Brook. L. Rev. 557 (2007)

 

Critically examine historical sources in majority and dissenting opinions

Listen to oral arguments in Crawford v. Washington

Classroom Powerpoint Presentation

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