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Carr v. Kansas

Petition for certiorari denied on March 30, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-6810 Kan. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether a jury view is evidentiary, and thus a critical stage of a criminal prosecution, requiring the presence of the defendant, and the assistance of counsel, under the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, a question as to which state courts of last resort, as well as the federal circuits, are in conflict; and (2) whether, when a trial court’s erroneous evidentiary rulings result in the complete exclusion of the accused’s defense, the error can ever be declared harmless; or, in the alternative, whether the error in this case required reversal, alone or in combination with the trial court’s erroneous refusal to sever the petitioner’s trial from that of his co-defendant.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 17 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 20, 2014)
Nov 12 2014Brief of respondent Kansas in opposition filed.
Nov 26 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.
Dec 10 2014Rescheduled.
Dec 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.
Jan 6 2015Rescheduled.
Feb 25 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.
Mar 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 27, 2015.
Mar 30 2015Petition DENIED.