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Reed v. Texas

Petition for certiorari denied on February 24, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-411 Tex. Crim. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) How a court should consider under the Brady materiality standard the impact of a key trial witness's assertion of the privilege against self-incrimination and refusal to testify when confronted with the suppressed exculpatory evidence; (2) when expert testimony relied on by the state in a criminal trial is later shown to be scientifically invalid, what is the appropriate standard to assess whether the state’s use of the testimony violated due process; and (3) whether the conviction or execution of a person who is actually innocent of a crime violates the U. S. Constitution.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 24 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 28, 2019)
Oct 28 2019Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Oct 28 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Constitution Project at the Project On Government Oversight filed.
Oct 28 2019Brief amici curiae of Deke Pierce and Other Current and Former Texas Law Enforcement Officers filed. (Distributed)
Oct 29 2019Waiver of the 14-day waiting period under Rule 15.5 filed.
Oct 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.
Nov 04 2019Reply of petitioner Rodney Reed filed. (Distributed)
Nov 12 2019Record Requested.
Nov 13 2019Record received from the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas. The record is electronic.
Nov 18 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.
Dec 02 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.
Dec 09 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.
Jan 06 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Jan 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 21 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.
Feb 14 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Feb 24 2020Petition DENIED. Statement of Justice Sotomayor respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
 
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