I have been working so obsessively on the accused's right to confront the witnesses against him 1 that I am gratified that the organizers of this conference have designated confrontation as one of the "hot topics" of Evidence law. I am not so egotistical as to think that my work has made confrontation into a hot topic; I am just glad to know that I am working where a good deal of action is, and that other scholars recognize that confrontation is an important area in which dramatic changes may be occurring.
Friedman, Richard D. "Confrontation as a Hot Topic: The Virtues of Going Back to Square One." Quinnipiac L. Rev. 21, no. 4 (2003): 1041-5.