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South Carolina v. Brewer

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issue: Whether lab results requested not by law enforcement but by a forensic pathologist to assist in making a routine cause-of-death determination are testimonial in nature and their admission without cross-examination of the analyst violates a criminal defendant’s right to confrontation as articulated in Crawford v. Washington and subsequent decisions.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 16 2022Application (22A589) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 10, 2023 to March 11, 2023, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Dec 30 2022Application (22A589) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 11, 2023.
Mar 10 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 14, 2023)
Mar 23 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 14, 2023 to May 15, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 27 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 15, 2023.
May 15 2023Brief of respondent Angela D. Brewer in opposition filed.