In its second-to-last oral argument of the year, the Georgia Court of Appeals heard arguments pitting due process against the rules of evidence, in a case in which the state revoked a convict’s probation without providing him an opportunity to confront his accusers.

Centering on a snippet of a 9-1-1 call, the dispute hinged on whether the evidence constituted good cause, eliminating the state’s obligation to witness confrontation.

‘Court Is Hamstrung’