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Jan 3, 2013

Evidence – relevance — undue prejudice

12-1494 U.S. v. Ramirez-Fuentes

Aug 14, 2012

Evidence — relevance

11-3469 U.S. v. Laguna

May 21, 2012

Evidence — relevance

11-2225 Whitehead v. Bond

Jan 31, 2012

Evidence – relevance — financial information

2010AP3123 Truck Equipment Inc. v. Stoughton Trailers Inc.

Aug 8, 2011

09-3549 U.S. v. Penaloza

Evidence Relevance; prejudice

Jul 20, 2011

2010AP680-CR State v. Cortes

Evidence Relevance

Jul 13, 2011

10-2535 U.S. v. Powell

Evidence Relevance; prejudice; mistrials

Mar 14, 2011

09-4056 U.S. v. Vasquez

Evidence Relevance; harmless error Although it was error to admit jail recordings that concerned defense counsel’s opinion of the case, the error was harmless. “The admission into evidence of the MCC recordings themselves, however, is a horse of a different color. The government argues that the judge did not err because it never sought to […]

Dec 27, 2010

09-1960 U.S. v. Boone

Evidence Mail fraud; relevance In a fraud prosecution, evidence of crimes not involving the defendant were relevant to demonstrate the scope of the fraud. “[E]vidence of the blatant and open nature of the requests for payments, and of the large number of individuals in the office who were participants in the scheme, was relevant to […]

Oct 26, 2010

09-3558 U.S. v. Johnson

Evidence Relevance; undue prejudice Where a defendant’s recorded telephone conversations from jail could be interpreted either innocently or as an attempt to intimidate the government’s informant, they were properly admitted at trial. “Johnson claims that this conversation did in fact concern his attempts to sell a car and his hope that he could use the […]


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