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The U.S. Supreme Court accepted cert in a case that will impact the presentation of forensic evidence in many criminal cases. The Court will decide whether the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment permits the prosecution in a criminal trial to present testimony by a surrogate analyst conveying the testimonial statements of a nontestifying forensic analyst. Allowing a surrogate analyst to testify hampers the accused’s ability to effectively cross-examine the analyst who performed the forensic test and expose problems with the testing. FJP partnered with the Innocence Network and the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences to file an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief to educate the Court about the problems that have plagued forensics, resulting in fraud, mistakes, and bias. A copy of the brief is here.