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Allshouse v. Pennsylvania

Petition for certiorari denied on May 13, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1407 Pa. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, are among the counsel to the petitioner in this case, which is listed without regard to the likelihood that it will be granted.

Issue: Whether a child’s statements in an interview with a child protection agency worker investigating suspicions of past abuse are “testimonial” evidence subject to the demands of the Confrontation Clause under Crawford v. Washington.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 6 2012Application (11A955) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 19, 2012 to May 21, 2012, submitted to Justice Alito.
Apr 10 2012Application (11A955) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until May 21, 2012.
May 21 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 22, 2012)
Jun 11 2012Waiver of right of respondent Pennsylvania to respond filed.
Jun 20 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.
Jun 22 2012Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 28 2012Response Requested . (Due July 30, 2012)
Jul 25 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 28, 2012.
Sep 28 2012Brief of respondent Pennsylvania in opposition filed.
Oct 10 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 26, 2012.
Oct 10 2012Reply of petitioner Ricky Lee Allshouse, Jr. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 16 2013Supplemental brief of petitioner Ricky Lee Allshouse, Jr. filed.
Apr 23 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.
May 13 2013Petition DENIED.