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‘Rough Sex’ Statement Was Impeachment Evidence

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s convictions for strangulation, rape and sodomy; the trial court improperly prevented defendant from using evidence that his former girlfriend had consented to the activities for impeachment pur­poses, and the error in excluding the evi­dence ...

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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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