United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. THOMPSON, 02-3965

Defendant unsuccessfully appeals his conviction for unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon. Because the questions on cross-examination regarding past violence were probative of the witness's bias and motives to testify, district court did not abuse its discretion in determining that the danger of unfair prejudice from that evidence did not substantially outweigh its probative value.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/07/2003
  • Decided 02/23/2004
  • Published 02/23/2004

Judges

  • RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before COFFEY, RIPPLE and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Timothy M. Morrison (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Robert A. Handelsman (argued), Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.