United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
544 F.2d 598 (2d Cir. 1976)
Frank Grady and John Jankowski (defendants) were charged with conspiracy to violate the federal firearms law. Jankowski, a licensed firearms dealer, was charged with making false entries into his logbook about firearms allegedly carried by Grady to Northern Ireland. The prosecution sought to introduce into evidence records of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, a governmental agency in Northern Ireland, for the purposes of showing that the firearms were in fact found in Northern Ireland after the purchases. The trial court admitted the records under the public records exception to the hearsay rule. Grady and Jankowski appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Oakes, J.)
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