Supreme Court will hear dispute over Indian man's conviction
It isn't an Indian law case but the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over an Indian man's conviction.

Donald Bullcoming was convicted of aggravated DWI in New Mexico state court in November 2005. He already completed his sentence but the Supreme Court took his case to address a constitutional issue.

The state judge allowed testimony from a blood-alcohol analyst who did not perform Bullcoming's tests and did not have knowledge of the tests. His attorney claims that violated his Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser.

Bullcoming's petition was granted on September 28. Oral arguments have not been scheduled.

In a similar case, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, the Supreme Court ruled on the admissibility of chemical drug tests.

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