Thursday, March 05, 2015

Eleventh Circuit: USA v. Jerry Thomas Davis

Identifying witness as Chaplain did not violate FRE 610 barring religious/credibility identifications.

No need for contemporaneous renewal of objection.

Second modified Allen charge permissible, as it was noncoercive and an informal timeline was suggested.

Concurrence: Chaplain was merely identified as such, no great show made of it.

USA v. Jerry Thomas Davis
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