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This week, we are hosting a symposium before oral argument on December 2 in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York. Click here to read the contributions.

Tapia v. New York

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

Issue: Whether, when a witness’s total memory loss prevents him from testifying about his prior out-of-court testimonial statement, the witness’s mere presence at trial is enough to provide the defendant with the opportunity for cross-examination guaranteed by the confrontation clause.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 19 2019Application (18A1339) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Jun 19 2019Application (18A1339) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until July 31, 2019.
Jul 31 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 3, 2019)
Aug 08 2019Waiver of right of respondent New York to respond filed.
Aug 14 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Aug 19 2019Response Requested. (Due September 18, 2019)
Aug 30 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 18, 2019 to November 1, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 05 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 1, 2019.
Oct 31 2019Brief of respondent New York in opposition filed.
Nov 14 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.
Nov 15 2019Reply of petitioner Carlos Tapia filed. (Distributed)
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