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Derr v. Maryland

Petition for certiorari denied on June 9, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-637 Md. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the Sixth Amendment permits the state’s expert witness to present to a jury the results of forensic tests that she neither performed nor witnessed as substantive evidence to support her conclusion that petitioner was the source of DNA evidence, when the state does not call the analysts who performed the tests as witnesses or show that they are unavailable and previously subject to cross-examination.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 20 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 26, 2013)
Dec 4 2013Waiver of right of respondent Maryland to respond filed.
Dec 18 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 10, 2014.
Jan 8 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 24, 2014.
Jan 15 2014Response Requested . (Due February 14, 2014)
Feb 12 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 17, 2014.
Mar 17 2014Brief of respondent Maryland in opposition filed.
Mar 26 2014Reply of petitioner Norman Bruce Derr filed.
Apr 2 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
May 20 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 5, 2014.
Jun 9 2014Petition DENIED.
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