State v. Council

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Justia Opinion Summary

The Supreme Court dismissed as moot Defendant's appeal from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief.

On appeal, Defendant argued that the trial court violated his Sixth Amendment right to present a defense by precluding an expert witness proffered by defense counsel from testifying as to Defendant's location during certain relevant time periods on the basis of cell phone carrier data. The Supreme Court dismissed Defendant's appeal, holding (1) Defendant failed to challenge all of the independent bases of the trial court's evidentiary ruling; and (2) therefore, this Court could not provide Defendant practical relief.

Primary Holding
The Supreme Court dismissed as moot Defendant's appeal from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, holding that this Court could not provide Defendant practical relief.

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