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Anthony v. Louisiana

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-993 La. Ct. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the presumption of innocence, the right to confrontation and the right to a fair trial permit a court to allow the grand jury prosecutor to take the stand and offer testimony regarding the prosecutor’s belief about the credibility of the alleged victims, the guilt of the defendant and the strength of the state’s evidence; (2) whether the admission of such prosecutorial testimony constitutes structural error or, instead, is subject to harmless error review; and (3) whether a reviewing court’s conclusion that the evidence at trial supports the defendant’s convictions even excluding the grand jury prosecutor’s testimony meets the state’s burden of proving harmless error beyond a reasonable doubt.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 10 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 11, 2022)
Jan 27 2022Waiver of right of respondent Louisiana to respond filed.
Feb 02 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/18/2022.
Feb 08 2022Response Requested. (Due March 10, 2022)
Feb 14 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 10, 2022 to April 8, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 16 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 8, 2022.
Apr 08 2022Brief of respondent Louisiana in opposition filed.
Apr 26 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/12/2022.
May 04 2022Record Requested.
May 23 2022Record received from the Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Fifth District. The record is electronic and contains sealed materials.
May 31 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/16/2022.
Jun 13 2022Rescheduled.
Jun 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/23/2022.
Jun 29 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/29/2022.