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U.S. v. Cunningham, 05-1515

Convictions for conspiracy to commit various drug offenses involving the distribution of heroin are overturned where the admission of irrelevant evidence had the effect of improperly bolstering the credibility of the government's case in the eyes of the jury, and the error was not harmless.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/06/2006
  • Decided 08/29/2006
  • Published 08/29/2006

Judges

  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and POSNER and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Joshua J. Minkler (argued), Office of The United States Attorney, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Michael D. Sher (argued), Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant, Herman Cunningham., Tina Schneider (argued), Portland, ME, for Defendant-Appellant, Larry D. Williams, Sr., William E. Marsh (argued), Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc., for Defendant-Appellant, David Hardin.
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