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Supreme Court considers harmless error standard

WASHINGTON – When a hearsay statement is erroneously admitted in a criminal trial, what evidence should appellate courts consider – and under what standard – to determine if that error was harmless? That was the thorny issue facing the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as they took up the case of Vasquez v. U.S.