Kentucky v, Stincer, 482 U.S. 730 (1987)
Facts: After a jury was sworn at respondent's Kentucky trial for committing sodomy with two minor girls, but before the presentation of evidence, the court conducted an in-chambers hearing to determine the girls' competency to testify. Respondent, but not his counsel, was excluded from this hearing. The judge ruled that both girls were competent to testify. After the girls' testimony was complete, respondent's counsel did not request that the court reconsider its competency rulings. Respondent was convicted, but the Kentucky Supreme Court reversed, holding that respondent's exclusion from the competency hearing violated his right to confront the witnesses against him.
Opinion: Respondent's rights under the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment & his 14th Amendment Due Process rights were not violated by his exclusion from the competency hearing.