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Criminal – Prosecutor Closing Argument – Witness Bolstering (access required)

A prosecutor’s use during closing argument of the informal, “I’m convinced” and “I think,” instead of “I submit” or “I contend,” did not constitute improper vouching for a government witness, and the trial court did not err in denying a mistrial for this and other reasons in this drug conspiracy case, the 4th Circuit says. Donna ...