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US v. BONNER, 01-2192

Admission of character evidence about the government's key witness was not impermissible "bolstering" where the witness's credibility had been challenged, and testimony about defendant's silence during a handwriting exemplar procedure did not violate the Fifth Amendment.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/11/2002
  • Decided 09/13/2002
  • Published 09/13/2002


  • DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Diane L. Berkowitz (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Hammond, IN, for plaintiff-appellee., Thomas J. Organ (argued), Arlington Heights, IL, for defendant-appellant.
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