United States Supreme Court: Giles v. California
, 554 U.S 353 (2008); successfully prosecuted
charges at the trial level. The case was subsequently appealed to the United States Supreme Court. Justice Scalia's decision addressed the “forfeiture by wrongdoing” exception to the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause of the United States Constitution. The Court ruled that it was error to admit prior accusations of misconduct that had not been subject to cross-examination in violation of the petitioner’s right to confront the witnesses against him.