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Name: United States v. Bridgeforth
Case #: 04-50183
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 03/29/2006

The court’s limitations on the impeachment of an informant did not violate the defendant’s right of confrontation. The defendant argued that limits the district court placed on his ability to cross-examine a paid informant deprived him of his right to confront witnesses under the Sixth Amendment. The Ninth Circuit affirmed, holding that the jury was otherwise able to sufficiently adduce the informant’s biases and motivations, and that the defendant impeached the informant regarding her truthfulness.