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Turner v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on May 27, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-127 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Confrontation Clause prohibits a government expert, who merely reviewed a nontestifying forensic analyst’s certified report, notes, and results and did not personally conduct or observe any of the relevant analyses, from testifying regarding the analyst’s procedures and conclusions and opining on the analyst’s results; and (2) whether the Seventh Circuit erred by applying a harmless-error standard that ignores the impact that testimony admitted in violation of the Confrontation Clause, which the government relied on in closing arguments, had on the jury, and instead focused on the sufficiency of the remaining evidence, directly conflicting with this Court’s precedent and that of other federal courts of appeals.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 29 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 29, 2013)
Aug 5 2013Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Aug 7 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Aug 15 2013Response Requested . (Due September 16, 2013)
Sep 11 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 16, 2013.
Oct 15 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 15, 2013.
Nov 15 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 25 2013Reply of petitioner Danny Turner filed.
Nov 26 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 13, 2013.
Apr 29 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.
May 1 2014Supplemental brief of petitioner Danny Turner filed. (Distributed)
May 19 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 22, 2014.
May 27 2014Petition DENIED.
Jun 23 2014Petition for Rehearing filed.
Jun 23 2014Motion for leave to proceed further herein in forma pauperis filed by petitioner.
Aug 11 2014Rehearing DENIED.