United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
171 F.2d 800 (D.C. Cir. 1949)
Bleriot Lamarre and Bennett Meyers (defendant) were charged with perjury-related crimes in connection with Lamarre’s testimony at a United States Senate hearing. At trial, the prosecution called Williams Rogers, who had questioned Lamarre at the Senate hearing, to testify to what Lamarre said at the hearing. The prosecution then introduced the stenographic transcript of the Senate hearing into evidence. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia convicted Meyers. Meyers appealed, arguing that the transcript was the best evidence of Lamarre’s testimony at the Senate hearing, and that Rogers’s testimony should thus not have been admitted.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Miller, J.)
Dissent (Prettyman, J.)
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