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Stuart v. Alabama

Petition for certiorari denied on November 19, 2018
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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 14 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 18, 2018)
Jul 02 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 18, 2018 to August 17, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 10 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 17, 2018.
Aug 08 2018Brief of respondent State of Alabama in opposition filed.
Aug 20 2018Reply of petitioner Vanessa Stuart filed. (Distributed)
Aug 22 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Sep 18 2018Record Requested.
Sep 24 2018Record received from the Court of Criminal Appeals of Alabama. The record is electronic.
Sep 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/12/2018.
Oct 10 2018Rescheduled.
Oct 22 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/26/2018.
Oct 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/2/2018.
Nov 05 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/9/2018.
Nov 13 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/16/2018.
Nov 19 2018Petition DENIED. Justice Gorsuch, with whom Justice Sotomayor joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)