State v. Friedt

20060276 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Lenora M. Friedt, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Robert O. Wefald
Nature of Action: Dui/Dus
Counsel:
Appellant: Vogel Law Firm
Appellee: Brandi Sasse Russell , Asst. State's Attorney
Term: 02/2007   Argument: 02/20/2007  10:45am
ND cite: 2007 ND 108
NW cite: 735 N.W.2d 848

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Admission of testimonial hearsay was improper.
A. The Sixth Amendment prohibits introduction of testimonial hearsay without confrontation.
B. The nurse's affidavit is testimonial.
II. N.D.C.C.  39-20-07 does not adequately protect the right of confrontation.
A. The State bears the burden to establish an affirmative waiver of a constitutional right.
B. A waiver theory is inapplicable.

Appellant's Reply Brief Issues:
A. The nurse's statement is testimonial.
B. The nurse's statement is an affidavit.
C. Friedt's opportunity to subpoena the nurse is of no concern to the right of confrontation.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether admission of a nurses's checklist or certification contained in a blood alcohol report without in-court testimony constitutes testimonial hearsay in violation of the Sixth Amendment's right to confront witnesses.

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Docket entries:
110/19/2006 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 10/16/2006
210/19/2006 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 10/16/2006
310/19/2006 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
411/17/2006 TRANSCRIPT DATED October 3, 2006
511/20/2006 DISK - TRA of October 3, 2006
611/21/2006 RECORD ON APPEAL, including Separates (Entry No. 19 & 23). Not sent were CR Notes (Entry No.18).
712/20/2006 APPELLANT BRIEF
812/20/2006 APPELLANT APPENDIX
912/20/2006 DISK of ATB
1001/18/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF
1101/18/2007 DISK - aeb (e-mailed)
1201/23/2007 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Bohlman, Bruce E.
1301/30/2007 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant
1401/30/2007 DISK - ryb
1502/20/2007 APPEARANCES: Mandy R. Maxson, Timothy Q. Purdon; Brandi Sasse Russell
1602/20/2007 ARGUED: Maxson; Russell
1702/20/2007 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
1807/05/2007 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
1907/05/2007 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
2007/06/2007 Judgment Mailed to Parties (e-mailed)
2107/10/2007 Corrected Opinion Page
2207/27/2007 MANDATE
2307/31/2007 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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