The Roberts Court (2005–present)


Who was the Court’s lone dissenter in the Hammon case?

Justice Clarence Thomas was the only dissenter in the case. Thomas believed that both the 911 call and the statement to police should be admissible in court and not violative of a defendant’s Confrontation Clause rights. He criticized the Court’s test as “unpredictable” and one that would force police and prosecutors to guess which statements would be considered testimonial or nontestimonial.


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