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Monday, May 09, 2016

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit panel "split over polygraph test mention"

The May 5th, 2-1, 7th Circuit opinion in U.S. v. Resnick (ILB summary here) was the subject May 6th of a long story in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, reported by Patricia Manson, that begins:

An Indiana man accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy was not denied his right against self-incrimination when jurors were told he had refused to take a polygraph exam, a divided federal appeals court ruled.

Splitting 2-1, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld David A. Resnick’s conviction on federal child-abuse and firearms charges.

Quoting United States v. Scheffer, 523 U.S. 303 (1998), the court’s majority conceded the scientific community “remains extremely polarized about the reliability of polygraph techniques.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 9, 2016 09:19 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions