United States Seventh Circuit

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WHITEHEAD v. COWAN, 00-2091

Where the judge, counsel, and court reporter retired to chambers while the jury, defendant, and the victim's mother, who was on the witness stand, remained in court, and the victim's mother shouted at the accused and began to cry, but did not provide any information not admitted at trial, the judge's error was harmless.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/19/2001
  • Decided 08/29/2001
  • Published 08/29/2001

Judges

  • MANION, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, MANION, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • John E. Horn (argued), Tinley Park, IL, Stephen E. Eberhardt, Crestwood, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael M. Glick (argued), Office of the Atty. Gen., Chicago, IL, for Respondent-Appellee.