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Friday, March 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling today

In U.S. v. Jamison (ND Ind., Miller), a 14-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:

Dennis Jamison (“Jamison”) was convicted of possessing a sawed-off shotgun, in violation of 26 U.S.C. §§ 5861(d) and 5845(a). During his trial, the district court permitted the government to elicit testimony from Jamison’s wife, Michaell Jamison (“Mrs. Jamison”), on cross-examination regarding Jamison’s aggressiveness. Jamison appeals his conviction, arguing that the question and Mrs. Jamison’s response were irrelevant, unfairly prejudicial, unduly cumulative, and lacked foundation. The government claims that the evidence demonstrated Mrs. Jamison’s bias and motive to lie. We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 18, 2011 01:49 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions