Thursday, February 28, 2013

Seventh Circuit -- USA v. Lamar E. Sanders

Any error on photo lineup and in-court ID was harmless.

Limitation on mention of witness' priors during cross doesn't implicate Confrontation Clause, as the impeachment theory was presented without the priors.

No abuse of discretion in denying reverse 404B evidence for gov't witness, as only a 'gossamer thread' connected priors to present crime.

Sentencing -- "not less than 20 years" doesn't amend earlier 25 year minimum statute.

USA v. Lamar E. Sanders
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