US v. WESTMORELAND, 01-3870
The initial disclosure of a crime to one's spouse is covered by the marital communications privilege, but if the spouse later joins the conspiracy, communications from that point are not protected. Erroneous admission of statements here was harmless.
- Decided 12/03/2002
- Published 12/03/2002
- RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, ROVNER and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellees:
- Thomas Edward Leggans (argued), Office of the U.S. Atty., Crim. Div., Fairview Heights, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., N. Scott Rosenblum (argued), St. Louis, MO, for Defendant-Appellant.