This comment focuses on the Confrontation Clause's interpretation throughout history and demonstrates the adverse effects the current state of the law has on child sex abuse victims like Alice and Bonnie. As such, the United States Supreme Court should declare that current statutory protections for child sex abuse victims are valid exceptions to the Confrontation Clause. Additionally, states should be encouraged to establish these statutes where they do not exist.
Erin Thompson, Child Sex Abuse Victims: How Will Their Stories be Heard after Crawford v. Washington?, 27 Campbell L. Rev. 279 (2005).