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Allowing Sentencing Orders Was ‘Harmless Error’ (access required)

Although the sentencing information in defendant’s prior conviction orders was not relevant to defendant’s charge of firearm possession as a convicted felon, the trial court’s failure to redact the sen­tencing information was harmless error, the Court of Appeals holds. We ...

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Search Warrant Upheld Despite Omitted Fact (access required)

A woman convicted of crimes relat­ing to her unlawful receipt of social security survivors’ benefits for her granddaughters after their mother died cannot overturn her convictions by claiming the agent investigating her and her husband recklessly omit­ted from the affidavit ...

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Appeals Court Splits Over ‘Invited Error’ (access required)

On rehearing en banc, a divided Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s grand robbery conviction, as the majority says defendant’s lawyer conceded at her robbery trial that the commonwealth had proved grand lar­ceny; we hold that defendant invited error when she ...

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