The Confrontation Clause: Maryland v. Craig and the Judicial Philosophies of Scalia and O'Connor
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy and Public Affairs
© 2012 Daniela Spencer
This thesis looks at the Confrontation Clause from the Sixth Amendment in light of the decision made in Maryland v. Craig. It examines the opinions of Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Antonin Scalia, and determines if their judicial philosophies were consistent with their opinion. It does so by examining the history of the Confrontation Clause from ancient history to the present, and by enumerating the judicial philosophies of O'Connor and Scalia. In conclusion, while O'Connor's majority opinion is consistent with her pragmatic philosophy, Scalia's dissent is not consistent with his originalist views.
Spencer, Daniela, "The Confrontation Clause: Maryland v. Craig and the Judicial Philosophies of Scalia and O'Connor" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. 434.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.