The Campaign For DA

3.27.2006

Who Writes This Stuff?

There is a short editorial in the Dallas Morning News today entitled "Don't Silence Victims' Voices" about a couple of cases pending before the Supreme Court. I'm amazed at how accurate the editorial is in discussing a very confusing area of the law that concerns "excited utterances", "testimonial" evidence, and the Confrontation Clause. Simply put, a member of the Morning News editorial board did not write it. Someone who specializes in criminal law (and is pretty darn smart) did. And another boring thought: Just who exactly is the editorial trying to persuade?