State v. Jackson

Be careful who your friends are. The New Jersey Supreme Court handed down a significant Confrontation Clause decision. Three codefendants participated in a burglary, but one pled out and cooperated. The trial judge limited trial counsel’s ability to cross examine the cooperator with the full extent of his exposure at sentencing. And the Supreme Court ordered a new trial, finding that the accused’s 6th Amendment rights were violated.

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