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New Mexico v. Navarette

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1256 N.M. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Confrontation Clause prohibits a chief medical investigator from testifying about objective facts in an autopsy report earlier by another medical examiner when the report was not admitted into evidence, was not certified or sworn, and was not prepared for the primary purposes of accusing the targeted individual of a crime or of providing evidence at a criminal trial; (2) whether the definition of the constitutional term "witnesses" in Crawford v. Washington should be overruled or modified; and (3) whether any constitutional error in the admission of an out-of-court statement is harmless beyond a reasonable doubt when it is more beneficial to the defense than the state, a testifying expert was available for cross examination about the statement, and the evidence of guilt was overwhelming.

DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 17 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 20, 2013)
Apr 19 2013Lodging request from counsel for petitioner received.
May 16 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 19, 2013.
May 17 2013Application (12A1107) for reconsideration of Clerk's action extending the time to file a response to the petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
May 21 2013Application (12A1107) denied by Justice Sotomayor.
Jun 18 2013Brief of respondent Arnoldo Navarette in opposition filed.
Jul 1 2013Reply of petitioner New Mexico filed.
Jul 16 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Arnoldo Navarette.
Jul 24 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot