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Johnson v. Alaska

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1065 Alaska Ct. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the confrontation clause prohibits the prosecution from introducing into evidence at trial a certified lab report reflecting statements of nontestifying analysts through a surrogate expert who, although a supervisor at the lab, merely reviewed the report and results and did not conduct or observe any of the underlying tests; and (2) whether the confrontation clause prohibits the surrogate expert from testifying at trial about the underlying tests, including the particular samples tested, procedures followed and results reached.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 24 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 30, 2020)
Mar 27 2020Waiver of State of Alaska of right to respond submitted.
 
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