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Ohio v. Clark

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1352 Ohio TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether an individual's obligation to report suspected child abuse makes that individual an agent of law enforcement for purposes of the Confrontation Clause; and (2) whether a child's out-of-court statements to a teacher in response to the teacher's concerns about potential child abuse qualify as “testimonial” statements subject to the Confrontation Clause.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 11 2013Application (13A930) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 24, 2014 to May 8, 2014, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Mar 13 2014Application (13A930) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until May 8, 2014.
May 8 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 11, 2014)
May 8 2014Appendix of Ohio filed.
May 30 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 11, 2014.
Jun 5 2014Brief amicus curiae of Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association filed.
Jun 9 2014Brief amicus curiae of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children filed.
Jun 11 2014Brief amicus curiae of Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project (DV LEAP) filed.
Jun 11 2014Brief amici curiae of Washington, et al. filed.
Jul 1 2014Brief of respondent Darius Clark in opposition filed.
Jul 1 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Darius Clark.
Jul 16 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Jul 17 2014Reply of petitioner Ohio filed. (Distributed)
Oct 2 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Oct 2 2014Petition GRANTED.
Oct 22 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Oct 22 2014Motion to appoint counsel filed by respondent Darius Clark.
Oct 29 2014Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 14, 2014.
Term Snapshot