United States v. Guardia
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
135 F.3d 1326 (10th Cir. 1998)
David Guardia (defendant) was charged with sexual abuse against two women. The victims were patients of Guardia, a gynecologist. The victims alleged that during the course of gynecological examinations, Guardia engaged in conduct that exceeded the bounds of medically appropriate examination techniques. The prosecution made a motion in limine to introduce testimony by four other women who alleged that Guardia also sexually abused them during gynecological exams. The prosecution contended this evidence was admissible under Federal Rule of Evidence 413, which provides for the admission of evidence of other sexual assaults by the defendant in sexual assault cases. The district court found the evidence admissible under Rule 413, but excluded it as more prejudicial than probative under Rule 403. The prosecution appealed the ruling.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Tacha, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 170,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.