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Chavis v. Delaware

Petition for certiorari denied on March 8, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-317 Del. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the confrontation clause permits DNA evidence obtained as the result of a multi-analyst testing process to be introduced against the defendant at trial through one of the testing analysts who has no personal knowledge of the basis for the out-of-court testimonial statements made by the other nontestifying analysts who participated in the testing.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 04 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 13, 2020)
Sep 22 2020Waiver of right of respondent Delaware to respond filed.
Sep 23 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.
Sep 28 2020Response Requested. (Due October 28, 2020)
Oct 28 2020Brief of respondent Delaware in opposition filed.
Nov 05 2020Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from November 17, 2020 to November 24, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 09 2020Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until November 24, 2020 granted.
Nov 20 2020Reply of petitioner Dakai Chavis filed.
Jan 27 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.
Mar 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.
Mar 08 2021Petition DENIED. Justice Gorsuch, dissenting from the denial of certiorari: I dissent for the reasons set out in Stuart v. Alabama, 586 U. S. ___ (2018) (Gorsuch, J., dissenting).