Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
District court judgment granting a petition for writ of habeas corpus is affirmed where: 1) the court did not err in concluding that the Minnesota Supreme Court unreasonably applied Crawford v. Washington when it found petitioner's Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause rights were not violated by the admission of statements the victim made to a social worker in the presence of a detective, as the statements were testimonial in nature; and 2) the admission of the statements was not harmless error as the prosecution's case rested heavily on the social worker's testimony and her videotape of the interview with the victim.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of of Minnesota.
Submitted: May 12, 2009
Filed: August 6, 2009
Before LOKEN, Chief Judge, BYE, Circuit Judge, and MILLER, District Judge
Opinion by BYE, Circuit Judge