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.
- 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.