United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. Hill, 07-3341

Conviction for bank robbery is affirmed where the district court committed harmless error in admitting evidence that defendant bought a luxury car shortly after the bank robbery. Defendant's challenge to the impartiality of his jury is also rejected because the court's method of questioning potential jurors was sufficient to assure that any prejudice would have been discovered and, in any event, defendant had failed to use all his peremptory challenges.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/31/2008
  • Published 12/31/2008

Judges

  • TINDER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, KANNE, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael Ferrara (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Daniel Joseph Neppl, Rachel Warnick Petty (argued), Sidley Austin, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.