The Supreme Court applied the Sixth Amendment right of the accused to confront witnesses to the states through the incorporation doctrine.
An attorney for Pointer objected to the use during his trial of a transcript containing the testimony of a robbery victim who had moved out of state. The testimony was taken at a preliminary hearing in which the Pointer was present but without counsel. Pointer was convicted largely on the basis of this transcript. Justice Hugo L. Black
Bill of Rights
Due process, procedural
Witnesses, confrontation of