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Taylor v. Illinois

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-5344 Ill. Ct. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a defendant is denied his Sixth Amendment right to be confronted with the witnesses against him when a court admits into evidence a certified autopsy report, without requiring the state to present the testimony of the author, and the state then relies on the author’s observations, not just to show cause of death, but as the sole evidence supporting its argument that the defendant fired two shots, when the defendant consistently denies firing two shots, when his denial is supported by each eyewitness and the physical evidence and when the state’s two-shot theory is crucial to its argument that the defendant committed knowing murder and not a lesser offense.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 07 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 14, 2020)
Sep 08 2020Waiver of right of respondent People Of The State Of Illinois to respond filed.
Sep 17 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.
Sep 28 2020Response Requested. (Due October 28, 2020)
Oct 19 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 28, 2020 to December 14, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 20 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 14, 2020.
Dec 02 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 14, 2020 to January 7, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 03 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including January 7, 2021.
Jan 07 2021Brief of respondent Illinois in opposition filed. (Distributed)
Jan 22 2021Reply of petitioner Christopher Taylor filed. (Distributed)
Jan 27 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.
Mar 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.