The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed as improvidently granted a case raising the issue of when erroneously admitting hearsay evidence is harmless error. See previously “Supreme Court considers harmless error standard” U.S. Supreme Court. Vasquez v. U.S., No. 11-199. April ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether it was harmless error when a court looked at the totality of the evidence introduced against the defendant at trial and not at the effect of the possible error of admitting the challenged evidence, including the impact it may have had on the jury.
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