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Medina v. Arizona

Petition for certiorari denied on February 24, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-735 Ariz. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether an autopsy report created as part of a homicide investigation, and asserting that the death was indeed caused by homicide, is “testimonial” under the Confrontation Clause framework established in Crawford v. Washington.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 1 2013Application (13A463) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 20, 2013 to December 20, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Nov 7 2013Application (13A463) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until December 20, 2013.
Dec 17 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 21, 2014)
Jan 6 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jan 17 2014Brief amicus curiae of The Innocence Network filed.
Jan 21 2014Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
Jan 21 2014Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Jan 21 2014Brief of respondent Arizona in opposition filed.
Feb 4 2014Reply of petitioner Efren Medina filed.
Feb 5 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Feb 24 2014Petition DENIED.
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