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Luce v. United States
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 469 U.S. 38, 105 S. Ct. 460, 83 L. Ed. 2d 443, 1984 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. Petitioner was indicted on charges of conspiracy and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in violation of a federal statute. During his trial, Petitioner moved to preclude the Government from using a previous State conviction to impeach him if he testified, even though the petitioner never made a commitment to testify and never proffered to the court what his testimony would be. After the Court of Appeals refused to consider the petitioner ...

United States v. Webster
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 734 F.2d 1191 Brief Fact Summary. Webster, Defendant, was convicted of bank robbery and receiving stolen funds and sentenced to nine years. The prosecution had to use out of court statements by his co-defendant as impeachment evidence after the co-defendant gave testimony that would have exculpated Defendant if believed. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Impeachment by offering prior inconsistent statements may not be used to place before the jury evidence not otherwise admissible. ...

United States v. Abel
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Tanner v. US
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 483 U.S. 107 (1987) Brief Fact Summary. Petitioner No. 1, Conover ("petitioner No. 1"), used his position as Seminole Electric Cooperative's procurement manager to help his friend, petitioner No. 2, Tanner ("petitioner No. 2"), obtain a bid for a construction project for which a loan had been guaranteed by an agency of the United States. After petitioner No. 1 and petitioner No. 2 were convicted, two jurors came forward and revealed rampant drug and alcohol use by the jury during the trial and deliberations. Synopsis of Rule ...

Baker v. State
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 170 Vt. 194, 744 A.2d 864 (1999) Brief Fact Summary. The defendant, Baker (the "defendant") was convicted of murder and burglary. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A document or other piece of evidence need not have been prepared by the witness, or pass any other test of reliability when it is being used solely to refresh recollection. This more demanding standard is only required when the evidence in question is sought to be admitted as past recollection recorded. ...

Tuer v. McDonald
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 347 Md. 507, 701 A.2d 1101, 1997 Md. Brief Fact Summary. The Appellant, Eugene Tuer's ("Mr. Tuer") husband (the "Appellant"), died while awaiting heart surgery. Mr. Tuer's surgery was delayed when the Appelleess, Dr. McDonald and others (the "Appelleess"), Mr. Tuer's treating physician, was called to an emergency surgery. While awaiting surgery, Mr. Tuer died because he had not received a dose of Heparin, a coagulant which had been discontinued in anticipation of surgery. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Pursuant to Maryland Rule of ...

United States v. Fowler
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Idaho v. Wright
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 497 U.S. 805, 110 S. Ct. 3139, 111 L. Ed. 2d 638, 1990 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. Laura Lee Wright (Respondent) was convicted by a jury of lewd conduct with her two daughters. She appealed that decision to the Idaho Supreme Court, asserting that her rights under the Confrontation Clause of the 6th amendment were violated by the trial court's admission of certain hearsay statements. The Idaho Supreme Court reversed, agreeing that Respondent's Confrontation Clause rights were violated, and the state appeals from that reversal her ...

State v. Weaver
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Ohio v. Roberts
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 448 U.S. 56, 100 S. Ct. 2531, 65 L. Ed. 2d 597, 1980 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. Defendant, Herschel Roberts, was charged with forgery for writing checks in the name of Bernard Isaacs. Defendant was able to question Isaac's daughter, Anita Isaacs, at a preliminary hearing, but she failed to appear for the trial. Therefore the state introduced the record of the preliminary hearing as evidence. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Testimony from a preliminary hearing is admissible if the declarant can not be produced for the trial, but the pri ...