|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-1676||Ala. Crim. App.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Issue: Whether the Alabama courts’ decision to permit the introduction of written “reports” to law enforcement, regarding blood alcohol tests, into evidence for the truth of the matters asserted therein — despite the lack of testimony from the person who performed the test and signed the report, or any witness who personally involved in the testing of the blood samples in question — is contrary to Bullcoming v. New Mexico.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 14 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 18, 2018)|
|Jul 02 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 18, 2018 to August 17, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jul 10 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 17, 2018.|
|Aug 08 2018||Brief of respondent State of Alabama in opposition filed.|
|Aug 20 2018||Reply of petitioner Vanessa Stuart filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 22 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.|
|Sep 18 2018||Record Requested.|
|Sep 24 2018||Record received from the Court of Criminal Appeals of Alabama. The record is electronic.|
|Sep 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/12/2018.|
|Oct 10 2018||Rescheduled.|
|Oct 22 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/26/2018.|
|Oct 29 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/2/2018.|
|Nov 05 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/9/2018.|
|Nov 13 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/16/2018.|
|Nov 19 2018||Petition DENIED. Justice Gorsuch, with whom Justice Sotomayor joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
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