This article discusses the importance of a child's testimony in a criminal prosecution by examining Harris v. Thompson, 698 F.3d 609 (7th Cir. 2012). In this case, a child's testimony was excluded, violating the defendant's right to present a complete defense.
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GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-142; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-142
Saltzburg, Stephen A., Child Testimony and the Right to Present a Defense (2013). 28 Crim. Just. (2013) ; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-142; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-142. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2663645