|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 04 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 13, 2020)|
|Sep 22 2020||Waiver of right of respondent Delaware to respond filed.|
|Sep 23 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.|
|Sep 28 2020||Response Requested. (Due October 28, 2020)|
|Oct 28 2020||Brief of respondent Delaware in opposition filed.|
|Nov 05 2020||Motion 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 2020||Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until November 24, 2020 granted.|
|Nov 20 2020||Reply of petitioner Dakai Chavis filed.|
|Jan 27 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.|
|Feb 22 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.|
|Mar 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.|
|Mar 08 2021||Petition 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).|
Today at the court:
A nuts-and-bolts question of civil procedure. After an appeal is decided, do courts have discretion to limit the administrative “costs” that the prevailing party can recover from the losing party?
Argument begins at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
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NEW: SCOTUS adds one new case to its docket for next term: Hemphill v. New York, a criminal-procedure case about the interaction between hearsay rules and the right of defendants to confront witnesses against them. Still no action on major petitions involving guns and abortion.
The court will release orders at 9:30 a.m. EDT followed by oral argument in two cases.
First, whether Alaska Native regional and village corporations are “Indian Tribes” for purposes of CARES Act Covid-related relief.
By @StanfordLaw’s Gregory Ablavsky.
Are Alaska Native corporations Indian tribes? A multimillion-dollar question - SCOTUSblog
Are Alaska Native corporations — special corporations that Congress created in 1971 when it resolved Native claims ...
It's official: In the first-ever SCOTUS bracketology tournament, our readers have chosen CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN as the greatest justice in history. The author of Brown v. Board, Loving v. Virginia, and Miranda v. Arizona defeated top-seeded John Marshall in the final round.
We've reached the final round of SCOTUS bracketology, and two illustrious chief justices are facing off for the championship. One wrote Marbury v. Madison. The other wrote Brown v. Board. Our full write-up on both finalists is here: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/04/the-great-chief-and-the-super-chief-a-final-showdown-in-supreme-court-march-madness/
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NEW: The Supreme Court will issue opinion(s?) next Thursday April 22. We’re still waiting on decisions in the ACA case and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia about religious liberty and LGBT rights.
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