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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Keith Hoglund v. State of Indiana, a 14-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:

In this appeal we examine the admissibility of vouching testimony in the context of child sex abuse allegations. We conclude that testimony amounting to the equivalent that a witness believes the child is telling the truth is inconsistent with our rules of evidence. Case authority to the contrary is expressly overruled.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 8, 2012 10:40 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions