No. 89-478.

497 U.S. 836 (1990)

110 S.Ct. 3157

111 L.Ed.2d 666


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 27, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Attorney General of Maryland, argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Gary E. Bair and Ann N. Bosse, Assistant Attorneys General, and William R. Hymes.

William H. Murphy, Jr., argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Maria Cristina Gutierrez, Gary S. Bernstein, Byron L. Warnken, and Clarke F. Ahlers.*

JUSTICE O'CONNOR delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case requires us to decide whether the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment categorically prohibits a child witness in a child abuse case from testifying against a defendant at trial, outside the defendant's physical presence, by one-way closed circuit television.


In October 1986, a Howard County grand jury charged respondent, Sandra Ann...

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